Norman E. Ruano, Ph.D, Vice President for Workforce Development

The Institute's Dedicated Leader

Dr. Norman Ruano is an expert in workforce education with more than twenty years of management and leadership experience in transportation, distribution and logistics, medical technology, and workforce education. He has more than ten years of experience in the design and delivery of training programs for hundreds of Chicagoland employers and thousands of their workers. Before joining St. Augustine’s IWE, Dr. Ruano managed the workforce education operations of Harry S. Truman College and the Workforce Institute, both operated by the City Colleges of Chicago. Under his leadership, the Business and Industry Services Division of Harry S. Truman College became the largest workforce education program in the City of Chicago. He has also successfully assisted hundreds of companies’ access training funds from TifWorks (City of Chicago), the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, and the US Department of Labor among others.

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