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Online training for contact tracing certificate begins

by Public Relations and Marketing | Published Jun 10, 2020

As a partner in the Lake County workforce ecosystem, College of Lake County (CLC) is providing career training to help our community contain the spread of COVID-19 as we enter new phases of the Restore Illinois plan. Certificate of Contact Tracing Proficiency (CCPT) is an online instruction course through the college’s learning partner 4Med.  

“Contact tracing has been identified as a crucial component to navigating, and recovering from, the COVID-19 virus,” said CLC vice president of Community and Workforce Partnerships Ali O’Brien. “In support of this effort, CLC is delivering a key workforce solution by training individuals and helping connect them to employment opportunities.” ContactTracing

Contact tracers interview people recently diagnosed with COVID-19 and notify their close contacts of potential exposure so they can get tested and quarantined, limiting further spread of the virus. Anyone can register for the six to eight-hour self-paced online training, although it is best suited for people who are organized and effective communicators. The CCPT course covers all the guidelines and protocols established by the Centers for Disease Control in preparation for a contact tracer job. 

The Lake County Health Department was among two Illinois health departments selected in Governor J.B. Pritzker’s Illinois Contact Tracing Collaborative, a locally-driven approach to scale up contact tracing in Illinois. The Lake County Health Department is now hiring COVID-19 Case Investigators. These jobs are funded by federal CARES money and hourly pay will be determined in accordance with salary rates in Lake County. 

The CCPT certificate is a $49 investment and you can apply the code CLC20 to receive a 20 percent discount. Enroll online today

About College of Lake County: 

The College of Lake County is a comprehensive community college committed to equitable high-quality education, cultural enrichment and partnerships to advance the diverse communities it serves in northeastern Illinois. Offered at three campuses in Grayslake, Vernon Hills and Waukegan or online, college classes are affordable and accessible to help each student achieve academic, career and personal goals. More than 70,000 students graduated with degrees and certificates since the college opened in 1969. The College of Lake County is the only higher-education institution ranked among the top 15 best places to work in Illinois by Forbes and is a national leader in many areas, including sustainability and conservation.