Posts Tagged with ‘manufacturing’

INAM MFG Day 2015 Events

September 24, 2015

Manufacturing Day is October 2 and Illinois will host many great events throughout the entire month. Following is a list of all INAM (Illinois Network for Advanced Manufacturing) related events: John Wood Community College Manufacturing Expo Quincy, IL September 25 12:00pm – 2:00pm During the expo, participants will learn about the new technology used in […]

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Etsy Opens Doors for Manufacturers and Makers

September 23, 2015

Etsy, the handmade marketplace, has updated its operating policies to allow designers and sellers to work with small manufacturers and makers through its new Manufacturing Marketplace. This new forum allows sellers to work with small scale manufacturers that operate according to Etsy’s guidelines for responsible manufacturing, focusing on authorship and transparency. Partnerships between designers, production, and […]

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Senator Durbin Visits TMA in Schaumburg

September 22, 2015

US Senator Dick Durbin recently visited the Technology & Manufacturing Association (TMA) of Illinois in Schaumburg. Durbin toured the training facilities and classrooms and met with manufacturing students, faculty, and professionals. He said “TMA is a leading voice for manufacturing … these workforce initiatives are helping close the skills gap and are preparing a new generation […]

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US Dept of Education’s Johan Uvin Visits ECC to Highlight Accelerating Opportunity Programs

September 21, 2015

Assistant Secretary for the US Department of Education Johan Uvin recently visited Elgin Community College (ECC). The visit focused on ECC’s Accelerating Opportunity Programs for welding, computer numerical control (CNC) operation, computer integrated manufacturing (CIM), integrated systems maintenance technology (IST), and other career-based programs. Click here for more information on ECC’s Accelerating Opportunity Programs in Advanced Manufacturing.

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Southwestern Illinois Leaders Look to High School Students to Study for Manufacturing Careers

September 18, 2015

Southwestern Illinois area business leaders and educators are trying to encourage high school students to consider careers in manufacturing. The area is anticipating a skills gap of 1,500-3,000 open manufacturing jobs over the next five years due to a retiring workforce and manufacturing growth. Madison County Regional Superintendent Bob Daiber said, “we are looking at […]

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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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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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Manufacturing Growth in the Suburbs

September 10, 2015

Illinois has always been a prime hub for manufacturing due to its central location, transportation, and infrastructure. There is a lot of growth currently happening in the suburbs. Many manufacturing companies are moving to the suburbs from the city and other locations, and existing suburban companies are expanding. Major manufacturers in Schaumburg are building new facilities […]

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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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Making Chips Podcast on Veterans in Manufacturing

September 8, 2015

This Making Chips podcast features an interview with Hernan Luis y Prado, the founder of Workshops for Warriors. In it, he describes some of the problems veterans face when returning to society, as well as opportunities that can be found for them in the world of manufacturing. The industry could and should take advantage of […]

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