We gathered today to celebrate the great partnership between Harold Washington College and Aon with the launch of the Aon apprenticeship program.
21 HWC students and 5 students from Harper College are working 3.5 days at Aon, going to school 1.5 days and earning a full-time salary with benefits, with tuition and books included. In two years the students will earn an Associate of Applied Science degree, and earn a full-time job at Aon with tuition reimbursement to complete a Bachelor’s degree.
Chancellor-designee Salgado, Trustee Duque, Congressman Raja Krisnamoorthi, Byron Zuidema and John Ladd from the U.S. Department of Labor participated in the event along with Bridget Gainer and Greg Case from Aon.
Many businesses attended the event and the “ask” for them was for them to start apprenticeship programs as well!
Blue Cross Blue Shield IL, HCSC, Discover Financial Services, Private Bank, WTTW, Marathon Pharmaceuticals, Urban League, BMO, Zurich, BCBSA, Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce, Region 5 Office of Apprenticeship, US Department of Labor, William Rainey Harper College, World Business Chicago, CME Group, MB Financial, Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, Allstate, State Farm, Microsoft, RMSOA , State of Illinois, United States, Harford, Guardian Life, Harold Washington College’ One Million Degrees, German American Chamber of Commerce of the Midwest, Inc. – GACC Midwest’ Black Tech Mecca, Representative of German Industry and Trade’ SpotHero, Chicagoland Workforce Funder Alliance , US Chamber
Theresa Barney, Aisha Burch, Epic “Angel” Gomez, Victor Gutierrez, Triniti Henry, Jonathan Malik Julion, BJ Kham, Ashley Kranz, Michael Martinez, Veronica Moreno, Jerrett Redd, Edward Richardson, Salma Silva, Frank Sparano, Kai Steward, Juan Torres, Susana Hernandez Torres, Adonis Wagner, Anisa Wornum, Alberto Zapata, Tabitha Zawadski