The Lake Land College Board of Trustees recently accepted a grant from the Illinois Community College Board to develop an apprenticeship program. The Career and Technical Education Leadership Improvement Grant, worth upwards of $40,000, is intended to support the startup of the Lake Land College Apprenticeship Collaboration Project.
Lake Land 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, Lake Land anticipates forming mutual relationships with a minimum of 10 business and industry partners from across the district.
“This would not have been possible without the excellent work of Myra Taylor, workforce solutions project coordinator, who developed the project and prepared the proposal,” said Director of Grants and Academic Operations Emily Ramage.
For more information about Lake Land College’s Workforce Ready programs, visit lakelandcollege.edu.