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October brings a celebration of local manufacturing to CLC

by Public Relations and Marketing | Published Sep 23, 2021

Lake County is home to over 1,000 different manufacturers of all sizes, and College of Lake County (CLC) is a leader in training and preparing individuals for the workforce through its Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs. This Manufacturing Month, CLC planned events to celebrate local manufacturers and promote the different programs the college offers.

“Manufacturing Month is very important for CLC,” said Miguel Mireles, career program manager of the Engineering, Math and Physical Sciences division. “The college spends the month highlighting our excellent hands-on CTE programs, providing information sessions and thanking our manufacturing employer partners for all they do to support the college and keeping our local economy running.”

Manufacturing month thank you cardThe month kicks off on Friday, Oct. 1 on Manufacturing Day with a celebration of Lake County manufacturers.

Two different panel discussions will take place during the month. A virtual panel of employers will meet Wednesday, Oct. 6 from 10-11:30 a.m. to discuss the critical skills that elevate candidates and staff within the workplace. On Thursday, Oct. 14 the Adult Education and ESL division is hosting a panel of ICAPS students from 7-8 p.m. who will discuss their experiences in the program.

The month-long celebration wraps up on Wednesday, Oct. 27 with the Career and Job Placement Center’s annual Manufacturing Internship and Career Fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Local companies and individuals looking to enter or advance their manufacturing careers have the chance to talk and connect with each other.

Nine free, virtual information sessions will also be available throughout the month to learn about Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences programs or CLC’s Apprenticeship Program. A full list of sessions and links for registration can be found here.

About College of Lake County

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. 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.