Lake Land College has received a grant from the Illinois Community College Board to develop an apprenticeship program. The Career and Technical Education Leadership Improvement Grant is worth more than $40,000 and it is intended to support the startup of the Lake Land College Apprenticeship Collaboration Project.
The college plans to use the grant funding to oversee at least 30 new apprenticeships in both the production technician and the plastics manufacturing fields. There are also plans to recruit students for registered apprenticeships in the finance field. Through these apprenticeships, college leaders anticipate forming mutual relationships with a minimum of 10 business and industry partners from across the district.
For more information about Lake Land College’s Workforce Ready programs, visit lakelandcollege.edu.