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CLC: Celebrating Lake County Manufacturing

October 2020

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.

Fund Your Future

2020 Manufacturing Month Scholarship

Attention students! CLC’s Manufacturing Scholarship is designed to support students pursuing a post-secondary education in the manufacturing industry.


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.

Things you may not have known about manufacturing in Lake County

  • Lake County is the second largest manufacturing county in Illinois (Based on GDP)
  • Locally, manufacturing employs over 50,700 people in Lake County
  • The manufacturing industry generates $35.7 billion in economic output per year in Lake County
  • Manufacturing contributes more than 27 percent of Lake County’s Gross Domestic Product

Thursday, October 8, 6:30-9 p.m
Engineering Night 2020 - Virtual Event

Ready to explore your education options for an engineering degree? Curious as to what the profession entails? Meet with representatives from area schools at this virtual event. Learn more about the event.

Friday, October 9, 10:30 a.m.
Virtual Employer Visit - Siemens

The people at Siemens are dreamers, thinkers and doers, as highlighted on their website. Siemens employs over 358,000 of the smartest and brightest minds. CLC Students! Here is your opportunity to take a look into their world and start to think about whether this organization is the right fit for you!

Topics covered during the one-hour virtual tour:

  • Introduction to Siemens and a virtual factory tour
  • Demonstration of advanced manufacturing technologies (Robotic arms)
  • Overview of daily factory operations from a Lean manufacturing perspective
  • Hear from a current CLC student intern

Register via Lancer Job Link or email Jerry Donahue for information.

Wednesday, October 28, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Virtual Manufacturing Job Fair

Speak to recruiters from some of Lake County's leading manufacturing companies. Learn more about the event.

More events to be added soon!

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