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  • 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.

  • Newsmakers': Executive education in ‘transformation’
    Executive education and life learning programs are in a period of evolution as the needs of the business world and the demands of people seeking such programs change, according to a panel of education experts speaking Friday at the Daily Herald Business Ledger’s Newsmakers’ Forum on The Future of Executive Education. 
  • GLEN ELLYN -- College of DuPage officials are delaying a vote on their proposed budget to give them time to consider several financial issues, including the possibility of reducing tuition and cutting or abating taxes. 
  • CRYSTAL LAKE -- McHenry County College is launching two innovative certificate programs and a new associate degree in the design and development of mobile apps. 
  • The first year Margaret Lee began teaching, a freshman high school student in Lee’s English class gave her a poster that read, “I love my life and almost everything in it. I love my life.” It’s a message Lee, the longtime president of Oakton Community College, wanted to share at her final board of trustees meeting. 
  • The Illinois Manufacturers’ Association Education Foundation has awarded Harper College $25,000 in scholarship funds for meeting a series of set standards and performing at a high level of active engagement to foster greater educational opportunities within the field of manufacturing.

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