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  • PALATINE -- Harper College is teaming with Zurich Insurance and the German American Chamber of Commerce of the Midwest to establish apprentice programs in the insurance and manufacturing fields. 
  • SUGAR GROVE -- The Waubonsee Community College board has adopted a 2016 budget of almost $93.8 million, about $2 million less than this year's budget. 
  • PALATINE -- The Harper College board of trustees on Wednesday approved a balanced spending plan that is 4.4 percent higher than last year's budget and is tentatively set at $92.2 million.

  • GLEN ELLYN -- A push to fire embattled College of DuPage President Robert Breuder -- and perhaps rescind his nearly $763,000 buyout agreement -- started in earnest  with COD trustees voting to initiate termination proceedings.

  • SCHAUMBURG - Career Education Corp. reported a loss of $20.7 million in its second quarter.

  • Innovative Barrington High business program spreading nationwide

    BARRINGTON -- Educators from across the country converged Monday on Barrington High School for a three-day workshop to learn more about its entrepreneurship course that has students create their own startup company.

  • Meeting changing needs is challenge
    Much like higher education in general, executive education is undergoing change in response to learning preferences and many other factors. Today, we often refer to this education as professional development or talent development. 
  • Workforce development begins with executive leadership
    The starting point for achieving performance excellence is building the right human capital within a company, which means developing the workforce around several key principles. Leaders of high-performing companies place human capital at the top of their priorities because effective, educated executives understand that human capital drives productivity and long-term success. Here are several principles top executives use to develop human capital within the workforce. 

  • CRYSTAL LAKE -- McHenry County College and Aurora University have inked a deal allowing MCC's nursing students to seamlessly transition toward earning a bachelor's degree in nursing at Aurora. 
  • Every day in America roughly 10,000 millennials (those born between 1977 and 1998) turn 21; making up the largest generation on our planet. By 2020, nearly 50% of the U.S. workforce will consist of millennials according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Another study predicts nearly 75% by 2025. 
  • As the nation’s workforce gets older and companies increasingly look within for employees prepared to meet the demands of a rapidly-evolving business environment, there is a mushrooming effort by colleges and universities to provide meaningful adult education.  
  • CHICAGO -- Mablene Krueger has been named president of Robert Morris University Illinois, the college's board of trustees announced. 
  • GLEN ELLYN -- Before an accreditation agency inspects the College of DuPage, it first may need to ensure its representatives can pass an inspection of their own. 
  • URBANA — A Chicago-based financial firm is giving the University of Illinois $10 million to pay for a training center at the school's planned new medical school.

  • PALATINE -- Harper College broke ground Monday on a new, $1.5 million laboratory where students in its innovative Advanced Manufacturing Program will train for careers in mechatronics/automation, precision machining, metal fabrication and supply chain management/logistics.

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