Apprenticeship Opportunities Allow Triton Students to ‘Earn While They Learn’

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Thanks to an innovative partnership, Triton College students are starting the new semester with highly skilled jobs and zero college debt. Triton is partnering with the Industry Consortium for Advanced Technical Training (ICATT), a leading apprenticeship program provider in the Midwest. In mid-August, students signed letters of intent to take part in apprenticeship programs. ICATT started in Illinois in 2014 with one partner college, seven companies and four apprentices. The goal of the program is to help close the skills gap among the incoming generation of manufacturing workers, and help employers find candidates with the right combination of knowledge, experience and capabilities to thrive in complex industries. Triton has partnered with ICATT since 2016. Of the five female students who have served as apprentices through the ICATT Program, three have come from Triton. For more information on apprenticeship opportunities available through Triton College’s ICATT partnership, contact Antigone Sharris at (773) 580-8807 or

Photo Caption: Pictured L-R: Antigone Sharris, Triton College Engineering Technology Program faculty chair; Melissa Kmetz, ICATT Apprenticeship Program coordinator; Celeste Michaelson, BBA Automation director of Human Resources; Christina Schubert, Triton College student; and Jennifer Davidson, Triton College dean of Business and Technology.

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