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Learn and earn through apprenticeships

by Public Relations and Marketing | Published Jun 24, 2020

Want to earn a free education while working? Apply for one of the 60 apprenticeships in manufacturing, healthcare, automotive technology, horticulture, information technology and business launching this fall at CLC. As an apprentice, you work as a full-time, paid employee while splitting your time between working and attending free classes to earn a credential. Tuition is paid by your employer. In exchange, you commit to working at least a year following graduation.

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Spotlight: Horticulture

CLC student working on vegetables at the campus farm

Horticulture students will have the opportunity to learn landscape maintenance and design on the job and continue a successful career in the green industry after graduating. While employers cover tuition fees and books, CLC will provide additional supportive services. Students can select from several certificates including arboriculture, sustainable agriculture and natural areas management. Start your career path to becoming a plant professional at CLC.

“Apprentices graduate with their credential and the experience. Best of all, no debt.”
– Horticulture department chair Rory Klick

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.