LEADERSHIP COMMUNITY

Health Professions Education Consortium of Lake County

The Health Professions Education Consortium launched in 2012 to improve the college and career readiness of regional students with an interest in entering the health professions. The 16 member Consortium, comprised of regional leaders in higher education, industry and workforce development, is providing opportunities to closely examine and develop solutions that address the mismatch between career training in the health professions and regional workforce needs for Illinois’s Lake, Cook, and McHenry Counties, as well as Wisconsin’s Kenosha County.

Community/Region of Focus

Lake County, with a peripheral focus on Cook and McHenry Counties.

Areas of Expertise

Prioritized Focus Sectors

Key Successes

2-Year Goals

Community Updates:

HPEC Community Update

With funding from the Telligen Community Initiative, HPEC established strategic partnerships with regional healthcare employers to better align education and training with the regional workforce needs in health informatics. This work includes increasing awareness for and the adoption of apprenticeship programs that benefit both students and employers.

HPEC Community Update

In AY 2016-17, HPEC provided healthcare career exploration field trips to students from 11 high schools, and 63 students from four high schools participated in