Build Your Workforce

With Earn and Learn Programs

You’re savvy. Your business is growing. And you need a skilled workforce that will meet business demands.

You think it’s too late to find qualified applicants.

Think again… there’s Earn and Learn!

Earn and Learn is ICC’s premier program that matches employers with motivated workers. Guaranteed workforce for years after program completion. Program duration varies with programs of study selected.

All these programs come with ICC’s “Essential Skills” training, which teaches employees about how to successfully transition to the workforce at your company. These essential skills are the core competencies that are highlighted in the Postsecondary and Workforce Readiness Act.

Our Programs


Information Technology (IT)

Transportation and Energy

Career Readiness


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Types of Programs

Apprenticeship (Credential = Associate Degree)

  • Company hires or places incumbent worker into DOL approved apprenticeship program
  • Two‐ to thee‐year program – paying DOL wage rate (below market/above minimum) – student graduates with associate in applied science degree and DOL recognized apprenticeship hours – students are eligible to test for stackable industry credentials throughout program
  • Company covers tuition, fees, supplies, books, and apprentice’s classroom time
  • Schedule alternates between ICC classroom and working at company
  • Two‐year employment commitment to company at the end of the program

Sponsorships (Credential = Certificate)

  • Company hires students to work full time or part time
  • Eight‐week to one‐year program: student graduates with a certificate that is stackable to an associate degree – student eligible to test for stackable industry credentials throughout the program
  • Company covers tuition and fees (no payment for classroom time)
  • Company receives one‐year commitment from sponsored employee at the end of the program

Paid Internships

Traditional, workforce‐based learning and work experience for a student – typically a 16‐week commitment


ICC and company partner to provide services such as dedicated training facilities, dedicated programs, and incumbent worker training

Workforce Readiness

Prepare participants for the workforce in a variety of areas, for example the Apprenticeship Ready program helps students with math, English, and essential skills to become college-ready; Participants are paid while attending training


Training for new company hires in specific manufacturing areas while also providing OSHA certification and essential skills training per contract.