Posts Tagged with ‘education’

Opportunity 3000: Career Success in Kankakee County Video

October 29, 2015

There are more career opportunities in Kankakee County than there are skilled workers to fill the positions. The video Opportunity 3000: Career Success in Kankakee County, from the Economic Alliance of Kankakee County, features local industry leaders discussing the 3000 open jobs, the types of job openings, the necessary education and skill sets, potential salaries, […]

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Arne Duncan Visit Highlights Harper’s Promise Scholarship

September 15, 2015

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan recently visited Harper College. The visit highlighted Harper’s Promise Scholarship Program which offers free tuition to district students who meet performance, attendance, and service requirements while in high school. Harper’s program mirrors federal initiatives that will make community college more accessible nationwide. Programs such as these will offer opportunity to […]

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Selling the Next Generation on Manufacturing

September 11, 2015

There is a skills gap in manufacturing as well as a need to tell the “real tale” of what manufacturing is, to both students and their parents. Manufacturing has become a slick, technical, high-end, and very clean industry, and it offers a new world of opportunity. This Reuters article discusses how many students are getting in early […]

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Joliet Junior College Hosts Discussion on Manufacturing Skills Gap

September 9, 2015

Leaders in government, education, and manufacturing recently gathered at Joliet Junior College (JJC) for a discussion that addressed the skills gap and what can be done to fill it. In attendance were U.S. Rep. Bill Foster, U.S. Deputy Secretary of Labor Christopher Lu, various JJC officials, state officials, and local business leaders. The group discussed […]

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Resume Review Workshop at John Wood Community College

September 2, 2015

Workforce Development Week is coming up! As part of the week’s events, on Sept. 2, John Wood Community College (JWCC) will host a resume review workshop. Sept 2 4pm-6pm JWCC Pittsfield Education Center 1308 West Washington Pittsfield, IL 62363 Experts will be on hand to review resumes, answer career questions, and assist in finding local […]

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U.S. Representative and Northrop Grumman Executives Visit Harper’s Advanced Manufacturing Program

September 1, 2015

U.S. Representative Tammy Duckworth and executives from Northrop Grumman recently visited Harper College in Palatine to highlight the need to train students for rewarding careers in advanced manufacturing. Harper’s Advanced Manufacturing program partners with 70 area manufacturers to help develop the curriculum and to provide internships and apprenticeships. Harper College President Dr. Ken Ender said, […]

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A New Study on Women in Manufacturing

August 28, 2015

US manufacturing continues to grow and there is an urgent need to fill a large number of open positions. In addition, a gender gap exists where women remain a relatively under-utilized resource within the industry. A recent study conducted by APICS Supply Chain Council, Deloitte, and the Manufacturing Institute provides some insight on women in […]

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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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Kankakee Community College Manufacturing Technology Video

August 26, 2015

Kankakee Community College (KCC) has just released a great new video showcasing its Manufacturing Technology program. The footage shows students and teachers working with state-of-the-art technology used by top manufacturing companies. The program offers specialization in machine tools, welding, maintenance, and transportation/warehousing/distribution and logistics (TWDL). Click here to watch the video. Click here to learn […]

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