Posts Tagged with ‘manufacturing’

An Illinois Valley Community College Program Graduate Success Story

August 4, 2014

Matt Dresbach of La Salle, IL was only a recent graduate of the Certified Production Technician (CPT) program when he was quickly hired by American Nickeloid in Peru, IL. While he initially considered other programs of study, he chose this route for the great opportunity. American Nickeloid is one of 14 local manufacturers that helped […]

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The Skills Gap in Manufacturing

August 1, 2014

According to the US News and World Report, many manufacturing businesses will be lacking in necessary skilled resources to replace a retiring workforce. Right now over 75% of manufacturers report a moderate to severe shortage of skilled workers and over 80% reported a moderate to sever shortage of highly skilled workers. By 2020 there will […]

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Waubonsee to Offer College Credit for On-the-Job Skills Training

July 30, 2014

Waubonsee Community College in Aurora, IL will offer up to 45 college credits for skills learned on the job, through apprenticeship, or through military service. As part of a federal initiative overseen by US Departments of Education and Labor, Waubonsee will seek to bridge the gap between learning on the job and the earning of […]

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Women in Manufacturing Summit Coming to Schaumburg

July 24, 2014

Women in Manufacturing will bring their fourth annual summit to Schaumburg on September 29 through Oct 1. The event will bring 300 of the country’s leading women in manufacturing to the area to view presentations, meet, network, and tour local manufacturing facilities. For more information, click here.

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Two Major Manufacturing Facility Expansions in Illinois

July 23, 2014

Two different ends of the manufacturing spectrum have have undergone big recent expansions: data and food. It is a good indicator of a positive general movement in manufacturing, for a variety of products: Leviton Opens a Data Center Focused Manufacturing Facility in Bloomingdale, IL Leviton provides high-end network infrastructure to numerous global markets. They recently […]

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Triton College Hosts GADgET Summer Camp

July 21, 2014

For two weeks in June, GADgET (Girls Adventuring in Design Engineering and Technology) Summer Camp was held at Triton College. The camp gave female students in the area an excellent opportunity to learn more about manufacturing through hands on design and building experience, visits to local manufacturers, and more. This lucky group even even got […]

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US Manufacturing Grows for Fifth Straight Month

July 21, 2014

Output from US manufacturers has grown for the fifth straight month. Some of the biggest growth was from large manufacturers of aircraft, chemicals, and furniture. This should lead to more jobs, provide a boost to the economy, and many experts are confident that factory output will continue to rise. Read the full article here.

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Oakton Students Take “Oaktimus Prime” to 7th Place in NASA Robot Contest

June 30, 2014

Congratulations go out to Oakton Community College for their strong performance in NASA’s fifth annual Mining and Robotic Competition. The group, made up of nine Oakton students, came in 7th place in the contest, with their “Oaktimus Prime” (a great name!) robot. This remote-controlled excavator robot collected an impressive 49 kilograms of simulated lunar dirt, […]

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Obama Pledges to Boost Manufacturing

June 19, 2014

President Obama stopped by the Pittsburg TechShop (a business chain that provides equipment to innovative individuals and start-ups) and pledged to provide support to increase manufacturing, jobs, and infrastructure nationwide through research, education and platforms. Read the full article here.

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Another Manufacturing Win in Illinois

June 17, 2014

All World Machinery, a manufacturer of hydraulic, pneumatic and motion-control parts, announced that it will remain in Illinois, moving to a larger, more state-of-the-art facility in Roscoe. The company was entertaining offers for a move to Wisconsin, but in the end Illinois won out and the company will remain in the state. Their new 38,000 […]

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