Career Bridge Programs

The career that you want right is in front of you, but it’s just out of reach. We’ll help you create the bridge that takes you to that hopeful future — for you and your family.

Bridge to College Program

If you’ve already received your GED or high school diploma, you can successfully complete a certification program at the College of Lake County that increases your likelihood to be hired in a rewarding career. Learn more.

Bridge to Construction Trades Programs

Learn from 12–16 week programs where you receive both on-the-job training and classroom instruction in trades such as weatherization, carpentry, basic plumbing and electrical installations, drywall repair, or maintenance. Learn more.

Our Partners & Affiliates

  • Americorps
  • United Way of Lake County
  • Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity
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Our Partners & Affiliates

  • Americorps
  • Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity The US Department of Labor will provide $500,000 in funding for the YouthBuild program in 2013, which is 58% of the total program budget.