Work, Earn & Learn

Career Resources

An opportunity to WORK, EARN and LEARN
while finding a career that’s right for you.


A full-time 6-month paid internship.


An opportunity to gain an industry-recognized credential.


Training by industry professionals.

What is it?

The WEL program offers an opportunity to gain work experience within a variety career fields, learning new skills with different employers.

Key Benefits

Key Benefits for Participants:

  • Develop technical skills needed on the job
  • Develop essential soft skills
  • Obtain industry-recognized credentials
  • Earn a livable wage

Key Benefits for Employers:

  • Improve your strategy for hiring a skilled workforce
  • Reduce your company’s skills gap
  • Increase employee loyalty and reduce turnover
  • Diversify your workforce


  • CDL Driver
  • Flagger
  • Stock Clerk
  • Maintenance Technician
  • Wall Panel Installer
  • Diesel Technician Mechanic
  • Independent Living Counselor
  • Graphic Designer

Upcoming Work, Earn & Learn Opportunities

TKG Environmental Services Group, LLC

  • Info Sessions: April 24th and May 8th
  • Start Date: May 28th
  • Diesel Technician Mechanic
  • $14 per hour
  • Earn 1 Industry Credential

Lake County Division of Transportation

  • Info Sessions: April 25th and May 6th
  • Start Date: May 20th
  • CDL Driver / Flagger / Stock Clerk
  • $15 per hour
  • Earn 5 Industry Credentials

Check back for upcoming dates and info for working with Waukegan Housing Authority, LiLiPi Brands, and NorthPointe Resources.

How to Get Started

Attendance to a WEL program information session is required to be eligible for the program.  Check back with us frequently to see when our next WEL program opportunity is available.

Register for a WEL Information Session:

Are you an employer interested in becoming a WEL Program site?

Ashannti Ross
[email protected]

To learn more about these and other in-demand occupations in Lake County visit our Career Paths page.

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