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New Resources Available for Adult Education Instructors and Students

As a result of intentional partner integration meetings, the College of Lake County, Dist. 113, and Dist. 120, all key Adult Education partners of the Job Center, recently participated in the creation of two informational videos: an introductory tour of the Job Center, and a guide to job interviews customized for ESL students.

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Lake County Partners Proudly Receives Excellence in Economic Development Award From IEDC

Lake County Partners has won a Silver Rank from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) for its new website and groundbreaking Workforce Ecosystem partnership (co-led by Lake County Workforce Development, the College of Lake County, the Lake County Tech Campus, and other stakeholders), designed to fuel business growth in Lake County, Illinois. The honor was presented to the organization at an awards ceremony held during the IEDC Annual Conference.

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2021 Summer Youth Employment Program Recap

The 2021 Lake County Summer Youth Employment Program recently wrapped up another exciting summer as more than 191 youth gained meaningful work experience while earning a paycheck. To qualify for employment, youth must be age 14 to 18 or age 14 to 22 with an Individualized Employment Plan (IEP). Funded by the Lake County Board, this program was offered in a hybrid format this year with an option for youth participants to participate in the traditional model working at a physical location or to participate in an online Work Readiness Bootcamp.

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Lake County Company HydraForce Recognized as a Talent Innovator

After initially connecting with the Lake County Workforce Ecosystem, Hydraforce Inc. has been creating an ongoing talent development program. Hydraforce Inc. has participated in numerous Career Expos and has developed a viable apprenticeship program as a feeder into their hard-to-fill jobs. The Lake County Workforce Business Service Team continues to showcase HydraForce’s efforts as a marketing tool for other employers to learn the array of talent acquisition strategies.

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