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The Program

Now more than ever, employers are looking for strong essential skills (AKA soft skills) when making hiring decisions. WEST is an essential skills bootcamp program that leads to paid training, certifications, and employment opportunities for individuals ages 18-24 who are not enrolled in school.

Bring Your “A” Game

Key soft skills you will learn
and employers value:

  • Attendance
  • Appearance
  • Attitude
  • Ambition
  • Acceptance
  • Accountability
  • Appreciation

Key Benefits

Key Benefits for Participants:

  • Career path guidance
  • Entry-level training
  • Multiple certifications
  • Paid internships
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Employment opportunities

Industry Focus:

  • Manufacturing
  • Healthcare
  • Information Technology
  • Transportation / Logistics
  • Business / Finance

How to Get Started

Start by Attending an Information Session

Waukegan:

Tuesdays from 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Thursdays from 11:00am – 12:00pm

The Job Center of Lake County
1 N Genesee St., Waukegan, IL 60085

Grayslake:

Wednesday from 3:00pm – 4:00pm

College of Lake County
19351 W. Washington St., Building 4
Workforce Development Office
Grayslake, IL 60030

Do you have questions about the WEST program?

Contact:
Eric Nordstrom
[email protected]
847-377-3449

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

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