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Strengthening Lake County's Manufacturing Workforce

Manufacturing Month at CLC

Lake County is home to over 1,000 manufacturers of all sizes. CLC in collaboration with the Lake County Workforce Ecosystem, manufacturers, educational partners and other workforce entities is pleased to showcase the degree and certificate programs, career opportunities and in-demand jobs available to students, job seekers and the Lake County community.

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Manufacturing in Lake County Quick Facts

Sources: National Coalition of Advanced Technology Centers, Illinois Manufacturers' Association (PDF)

October 2022 Events

Wednesday, October 5, 2022
Manufacturing Internship & Career Fair

10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
A-Wing corridor of Grayslake Campus

Employer Registration

Job Seeker Registration

This annual event provides opportunities for employers and job seekers to connect. It is ideal for individuals looking to begin or advance their manufacturing careers and companies who are seeking interns or apprentices in the skilled trades.

Friday, October 7, 2022
Manufacturing Day

Celebrate Lake County Manufacturers!

Saturday, October 22, 2022
Advanced Technology Center (ATC) Grand Opening

11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
7735 Grand Avenue
Gurnee, IL 60031

Be among the first to explore CLC’s new state-of-the-art facility for advanced technical training! Come see how the College of Lake County is transforming a former big-box building to meet the current and future needs of Lake County manufacturing. Meet CLC faculty, staff and students who will tell you all about the programs offered at the Advanced Technology Center.

This all-ages event is free and open to the public. Drop in anytime between 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Learn more about the Advanced Technology Center

Stay connected to CLC’s Advanced Technology Center (ATC)

Connect with Jon Hardbarger, Director of the Advanced Technology Center, for updates and opportunities.
(847) 543-2596 


Attention Manufacturers!

Need to upskill your employees? Whether it is one or 100, Talent Development Services is your talent management partner. Email or call (847) 543-2990 to learn about the new tools and training options available.

Hire a Lancer!

Connect with a talented pool of candidates. Internship and apprenticeship opportunities are also available. Email or call (847) 543-2059 to learn more.

Apprenticeships at CLC (Video)

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