Training & Education

Johnsburg High School

Johnsburg High School has a strong desire to educate our students to meet today’s ever changing work and educational environment. Creating partnerships with local businesses and industries is an important component to giving our students diverse opportunities to develop lifelong learning skills.

Jill Litwin, Johnsburg High School Job Developer

Tom Haurum, Johnsburg Guidance Counselor

Harvard High School

The Manufacturing Lab at Harvard High School has a footprint of over 4,000 square feet. We offer classes in Metals/Machine Tooling, CNC Programming and Operation, and Welding. Our well-equipped lab contains:

● 2 band saws, vertical and horizontal
● 3 Haas CNC spindles (2 vertical and 1 turning center)
● 4 Bridgeport style vertical mills
● 6 engine lathes
● 2 surface grinders, vertical, and bandsaws
● 8 Miller AC/DC stick welders
● 8 Miller MIG welders
● 2 Miller TIG welders
● 2 Hypertherm Plasma torches
● Scotchman 50 ton Ironworker

McHenry County College (MCC)

McHenry County College is the county’s only public institution of higher education. As a two-year community college, MCC provides high-quality learning opportunities, enabling students to meet their educational, career, and personal goals close to home at an affordable price. MCC offers seven associate’s degrees, 30 associate of applied science degrees, 69 certificate programs, and a wide range of workforce and community development courses. Students can begin their college experience while still in high school with Dual Credit and Running Start opportunities

Industry Consortium for Advanced Industry Training (ICATT)

Focused exclusively on high-tech manufacturers and companies with complex technologies or logistics, the ICATT Apprenticeship Program is the only program that combines company-specific knowledge, theory, and hands-on learning to train a globally competitive workforce.

Aurora University Woodstock Center

The AU Woodstock Center is conveniently located in downtown Woodstock, IL and offers evening and weekend classes for adult students who wish to complete a bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree in business, public policy, education, or social work. The Woodstock Center also offers certificate and endorsement programs.

Technology & Manufacturing Association (TMA)

Representing close to 1,000 manufacturers and over 30,000 manufacturing employees, the Technology & Manufacturing Association (TMA) is a comprehensive resource for midwest manufacturers looking to improve operations, strengthen their workforce, and grow their businesses. As a leading voice in an evolving industry TMA cultivates and strengthens our members by providing them programs and services in order to thrive as individuals, companies, and a business community.

Columbia College

Located in the heart of downtown Chicago’s Cultural Mile, Columbia College Chicago is a private, nonprofit college offering a distinctive curriculum that blends creative and media arts, liberal arts, and business for nearly 7,000 students in more than 60 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Dedicated to academic excellence and long-term career success, Columbia College Chicago creates a dynamic, challenging, and collaborative space for students who see the world through a creative lens.

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