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Marcos DeLeon Rush University Medical Center Apprenticeship Program

Innovative program allows a cohort to receive tuition-free instruction at Harper College while gaining on-the-job experience with Rush University Medical Center. Read More

Sen. Dick Durbin President Avis Proctor Harper Apprentices

Sen. Dick Durbin recently visited Harper College to discuss a variety of topics related to education, student support and Illinois’ workforce needs. Read More

Group shot of NCH-Harper Advantage team, including Dr. Avis Proctor and Steve Scogna

NCH-Harper Advantage program enables NCH to add nursing assistants while empowering employees to change careers at no cost. Read More

Student works in manufacturing lab

The “skills gap” has become a popular buzzword, and for good reason. In 2016, nearly half of U.S. employers reported that they faced difficulty filling jobs due to lack of available talent. Both nursing and manufacturing in particular face a critical shortage of skilled workers, a trend driven largely by the aging baby boomer generation. Harper College has heeded the call to close the skills gap, in part by emphasizing partnerships with the business community. Read More

Rebecca Lake addresses conference attendees

Harper College has emerged as a national leader in apprenticeship programs, combining on-the-job learning experiences with job-related instruction. This week, nearly 100 community and technical colleges from across the country came to campus to get a glimpse into how Harper makes it all work. Read More

Last Updated: 9/27/22