Posts Tagged with ‘manufacturing’

Manufacturers and Colleges Work Together on Career Pathways

October 19, 2015

Skilled workers are desperately needed in manufacturing due to growth, a retiring workforce, and reshoring. This article explains how many manufacturers are collaborating with local community colleges to develop career pathways and training opportunities to get students trained and working as soon as possible. Elgin Community College (ECC), for example, has trained students for careers […]

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MFG Day Focuses on Opportunity and Success in Schaumburg

October 15, 2015

This article highlights some of the great opportunities that exist for students who choose to study for careers in manufacturing. Gerardo Campos studied at Harper College and now has a successful career as operations manager at Innovative Components, where he oversees 100 people. The company opened its doors to the public for tours on Manufacturing […]

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Made in Elk Grove Manufacturing & Technology Expo 2015

October 12, 2015

The Made in Elk Grove Manufacturing & Technology Expo provides an excellent opportunity to “connect, collaborate, and cultivate” with local manufacturers from a variety of industries. October 12 1pm – 5:30pm Elk Grove High School 500 W. Elk Grove Blvd. Elk Grove Village, IL 60007 Registration is now open. Click here for more information and to register.

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Manufacturing Day at DACC

October 8, 2015

Danville Area Community College (DACC) hosted over 350 high school students from across Vermilion County on Manufacturing Day. The event gave students a first-hand look at the high-tech nature of today’s manufacturing industry and showed some of the opportunities to be found in manufacturing careers. State Representative Chad Hays was in attendance along with many […]

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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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Central Illinois Manufacturer’s Round Table

October 1, 2015

On October 1, IMEC will host its Central Illinois Manufacturer’s Round Table at CCK Automations, Inc. This event offers an excellent opportunity for Central Illinois area manufacturers to network, access resources, and discuss topics such as lean production design and product innovation. Oct 1 11:30am – 2:00pm CCK Automations 500 Capitol Way Jacksonville, IL 62650 […]

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NIMS Announces a New Initiative to Advance the Manufacturing Workforce

October 1, 2015

NIMS (The National Institute for Metalworking Skills) has announced a new initiative that is designed to provide improved and focused skills, training, and talent development in manufacturing. The initiative will help to define career paths, promote credentials, build skills, and provide the industry with a talented workforce to fill the skills gap. The initiative was […]

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For the Fourth Straight Year, Wisconsin Gains Manufacturing Jobs

September 29, 2015

According to the Manufacturers’ News Inc. 2016 Wisconsin Manufacturers Register, the state has gained manufacturing jobs for four straight years. The number of manufacturing employees has risen by 18,568 to a total of 572,189 workers at 10,694 manufacturers, reflecting a 3.3% growth. Click here to read the full news release.  

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Manufacturing Talk Radio Podcast on US Industrial Outlook Report

September 28, 2015

The latest Manufacturing Talk Radio podcast discusses the US Industrial Outlook Report. The guest is Cliff Waldman, Director of Economic Studies at the Manufacturer’s Alliance for Productivity and Innovation Foundation. The discussion includes information on economic indicators, employment trends, global competitiveness, industrial economics, and macroeconomic conditions. Click here for more information and to access the […]

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