Posts Tagged with ‘chicago’

FABTECH 2015 is Coming to McCormick Place

November 9, 2015

FABTECH 2015, North America’s largest metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing event, is taking place in Chicago this November! November 9-12 McCormick Place 2301 S. Martin Luther King Dr. Chicago, IL 60616 Click here for information and to register.

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Careers in Advanced Manufacturing Event

October 7, 2015

On Oct 7, join American Mold Builders Association (AMBA) Chicago Chapter for an event focused on Careers in Advanced Manufacturing. The event will feature speakers, networking opportunities, and informational sessions on industry and education. To RSVP, contact Karen Norville at or 708-227-0373. Oct 7 6-8pm Medinah Banquets 550 N. Shriners Drive Addison, IL 60101 […]

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The Manufacturing Skills Gap in Illinois

October 5, 2015

This article discusses the skills gap in Illinois manufacturing. Numerous metal fabrication plants, for example, are located in Chicago’s western suburbs. Many of those manufacturers are unable to find the skilled workers needed to operate effectively and efficiently. Gardner Carrick, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives for the Manufacturing Institute said, “over the bulk of the […]

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DMDII in Chicago Hosting a Digital Manufacturing Commons Workshop

September 23, 2015

On Sept 23, the Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute (DMDII) will be hosting a workshop for those interested in Digital Manufacturing Commons (DMC). DMC is open source software for networking, analysis, and data in manufacturing. A webinar option is also available for those unable to attend the Chicago event in person. Sept 23 10am 5pm […]

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IMA Presents $25,000 Scholarship to Richard J. Daley College

September 16, 2015

The Illinois Manufacturers’ Association (IMA) recently awarded Richard J. Daley College with $25,000 to be used towards scholarships for students interested in pursuing an education in manufacturing. The college’s program offers training in computer-integrated manufacturing, robotics, and factory automation. Dr. Jose Aybar, Daley College President, said “this gift will help us continue to provide our […]

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Expert Panel Meets to Discuss Manufacturing at DMDII in Chicago

September 2, 2015

Leading manufacturing experts recently gathered at the Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute (DMDII) in Chicago. The event focused around a panel discussion on “How to convert Smart Manufacturing vision into reality.” The discussion was a part of Wipro’s “Smart Manufacturing – Making it Real” symposium which was held at the institute. Participants included representatives […]

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Addressing the Skills Gap in Manufacturing

August 27, 2015

Manufacturing in the US is growing. Technology is changing. Many skilled workers in the field will soon be retiring. 60% of the jobs currently unfilled in manufacturing are due to a lack of skilled applicants. A sample of Chicago area manufacturers indicated shortages of essential positions such as CNC programmers and operators, industrial machinery mechanics, and […]

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Free GED Classes at CCC’s Daley College

August 24, 2015

Fall GED classes start at Richard J. Daley College on Aug 24! Morning and evening classes are available, and they are free. Classes start Aug 24 Richard J. Daley College 7500 S. Pulaski Road Chicago, IL  60652 To register for classes and schedule your GED test, visit Daley College’s Main Building, 
Admissions Office, Room 1408. For information call […]

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100,000 Opportunities Initiative in Chicago

August 13, 2015

29 leading US companies from various industries have banded together to commit to hiring at least 100,000 people by 2018. The program will offer more opportunity by way of apprenticeships, internships, training programs, and part-time and full-time jobs. The initiative will be officially launched in Chicago on Aug 13 with an Opportunity Fair and Youth […]

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