Posts Tagged with ‘Opportunity’

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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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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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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Rockford Chamber Business Expo

September 23, 2015

The Rockford Chamber Business Expo will take place on September 23. Attend seminars, and learn about and network with Rockford area businesses. Sept 23 Giovanni’s Restaurant and Convention Center 610 N. Bell School Road Rockford, IL 61107 815-987-8100 Exhibitor space is available, but is limited and going fast! Click here for more information or to register.

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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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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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Quincy Launches New Promise Program

August 31, 2015

A new Quincy program will provide graduates of local high schools with tuition at John Wood Community College. The Quincy Promise applies to associate’s degree or certificate programs at the college. $300,000 will go into the program over the first four years. Applicants must be first time college students and must attend JWCC one year after high […]

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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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Danville Area Community College Scholarship for Manufacturing

August 12, 2015

The Illinois Manufacturers’ Association (IMA) Education Foundation Scholarship for manufacturing is now available at Danville Area Community College! A $500 scholarship is available to district students studying manufacturing who have a 2.0 GPA. The deadline for applications is September 1, so act now! For questions call 217-443-8843 or email Click here to apply.

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