Be an Employer Partner

Employer partners are crucial to the success of YBLC because they offer students an essential supplement to the education provided in our classrooms. This ensures that students receive the best possible opportunities for their futures. If you’re a local business of northern Lake County, you can partner with YBLC and provide these priceless opportunities through career exploration, job readiness preparation and employment

Career Exploration:  Field Trips, Real Life Speaker Series & Job Shadowing

Offer to host students with our staff on a field trip to your work location, speak to students for an hour through our Real Life Speaker Series, or offer to let a student job shadow for a half or full day at your firm. Learn more.

Job Readiness Preparation: Résumé Assistance & Mock Interviews

Work one-on-one with students to improve their résumés or give mock job interviews to help students prepare for real-life interviews. Learn more.

Employment: Internships and Hiring

Provide an internship opportunity for a student who’s interested in a career with your company or in your field. You can even hire a student either directly or after an internship. Learn more.

Employer Coalitions

Join one of our employer coalitions to help develop and enhance our education and training programs. Learn more.

If you have any questions regarding becoming an Employer Partner, please contact Career and Transistions Manager Shawna Huely at 847-473-3483, ext. 1003, or


Our Partners & Affiliates

  • Americorps
  • United Way of Lake County
  • Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity
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