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Launching Apprenticeships

An apprenticeship is a structured “Learn and Earn” program that combines job related classroom learning along with a structured on–the-job training guided by a mentor. These programs offer employers the opportunity to strengthen and build their workforce by developing a tailored high-quality talent pipeline. The goal for apprenticeship programs is to provide workers with a set of skills that meet the specific needs of local employers using a flexible learning approach.

Benefits for the Employer

  • Solution to retirement of highly skilled and experienced workers
  • Increase workforce diversity and lower cost of recruiting
  • Create "home grown" talent
  • Increase retention rate and employee loyalty

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Benefits for the Students

  • Education paid by employer
  • Employed with salary and benefits
  • College degree or certificate with industry credentials
  • Academic and work support provided by CLC and employer

Become an Apprentice

“In an apprenticeship, you learn a lot more than in an internship because you’re learning an entire career. A lot of the concepts in CLC’s machine tool trades program are similar to what I encounter on the job. And the idea that I have a job waiting for me is definitely comforting."

Jokym Pebenito, CNC operator at LMT Onsrud LP and a CLC apprentice

Learn more about CLC's apprenticeship program 

For more information, contact:

Daniel Ortego
Apprenticeship Manager
Career & Job Placement Center, Room A111
19351 W. Washington St.
Grayslake, IL
(847) 543-2059
cjpc.apprenticeships@clcillinois.edu

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CLC apprentice Max Lehman

Max Lehman is a second-year student working on his Associates in Applied Science degree in Automation, Robotics and Mechatronics (ARM).

Max was working in the food service industry while taking classes at CLC. As an apprentice at Siemens, he is gaining hands-on experience in the career area of his interest that aligns with the classes he takes with one of the top companies in the country. As a Siemens-sponsored apprentice, Max’s educational expenses are fully paid, including tuition and books while he gains experience in his field of interest.

Congratulations and great job Max!
We wish you continued success in your education and career path!

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Apprenticeship Testimonial - Max

Max was working in the food service industry while taking classes at CLC. As an apprentice at Siemens, he is gaining hands-on experience in the career area of his interest that aligns with the classes he takes with one of the top companies in the country. As a Siemens-sponsored apprentice, Max’s educational expenses are fully paid, including tuition and books while he gains experience in his field of interest.

Max Lehman is a second-year student working on his Associates in Applied Science degree in Automation, Robotics and Mechatronics (ARM).


 

The Solution is Apprenticeships

An apprenticeship is a structured program that combines job related classroom learning along with a structured on–the-job training guided by a mentor.