Become an Apprentice

Learn and earn

As a CLC Apprentice, you will build your knowledge with industry specific classes, gain experience and on-the-job training with a company mentor where you work. The goal of the program is to provide employees like you with advanced skills that meet the specific need of your employer in a flexible learning setting.

You will participate in a structured “Learn and Earn” program that combines job related classroom learning along with a structured on–the-job training guided by a mentor.

Questions? Contact:

Daniel Ortego
Apprenticeship Manager
Career & Job Placement Center, Room C111
19351 W. Washington St.
Grayslake, IL
(847) 543-2059

Apprenticeship benefits

Apprenticeships are career paths. An apprentice like you will receive training, guidance and support throughout your program.

As an apprentice, you can:

  • Earn a degree with industry national certification
  • Gain full-time employment with benefits
  • Have no college debt - Tuition, fees and books will be paid for by your employer
  • Achieve industry aligned education
  • Get higher wages and career advancement
  • Coordinate class schedule with work

Frequently asked questions

Why should you choose CLC...

How does CLC help me to afford college?

It’s true! There are many ways for you to earn a debt-free degree or certificate from the College of Lake County.

How will I balance school with work/life?

CLC focuses on a multi-faceted approach to keep all aspects of your life in equilibrium. We’ll help you make sure you have enough time to do everything you need to tackle in a day.

Who will teach me and where will I learn?

The people and places that make your experience at CLC.

What's it like to be a student at CLC?

On campus or online, there are plenty of ways to get the full college experience.