Business and Industry

At Oakton, we are committed to being the community's college, and that commitment extends to our business and industry partners right here in the communities we serve.

Here you'll find a number of the services we offer to enhance your workforce with continuing education courses, specialized leadership training, professional skills training, event planning, space rental and more.

Workforce Development and Corporate Training

Oakton College offers a full range of cost-effective, high-quality training solutions that can be delivered on campus. The Workforce Solutions team can design and deliver business solutions to support your organization’s efforts to educate, train and retain a skilled workforce that will drive business results.

Some notable services include:

  • Industry-specific customized training, assessment and continuing education.
  • Professional skill development.
  • Leadership and supervisory skills training.
  • Event planning for conferences, seminars, workshops, symposiums, training sessions and more.
  • Multipurpose event room rental with flexible seating for groups as small as 16 and as large as 800.
  • Job training classes approved by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).

Corporate Partners

  • Abt Electronics
  • The Bradford Group
  • CGW Abrasive
  • College of American Pathologists (CAP)
  • The Cradle
  • Des Plaines Chamber of Commerce
  • Emergency Nurses Association (ENA)
  • Evanston Youth Job Center
  • Federal-Mogul
  • Glenview Department of Public Works
  • ITW
  • John Crane, Inc.
  • Lechner & Sons
  • LSG SkyChefs
  • Mather LifeWays
  • Mechanical Contractors Association
  • NorthShore University Health System
  • Summit Industries
  • Trim Tex, Inc.
  • Wheels, Inc.