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 […]
October 14, 2015
Illinois Valley Community College (IVCC) recently signed an agreement with Northern Illinois University (NIU) to facilitate student transfers for some technical programs. The agreement will make it easier for IVCC manufacturing and technology students to continue on to earn a Bachelor of Science Degree at NIU’s Applied Manufacturing Technology program (in the College of Engineering […]
October 13, 2015
On Manufacturing Day, Triton College hosted a successful event for a large group of local students interested in pneumatics, electronics, robotics, and mechatronics. Click here to see the photos.
October 9, 2015
ThyssenKrupp Presta Camshaft in Danville has developed a Mechatronics Apprenticeship program that was recently accredited by the US Department of Labor. Their two-year program introduces students to manufacturing, engineering, safety, and more. ThyssenKrupp developed the program with Danville Area Community College (DACC), and based it on the college’s Mechatronics Certification program. Click here to read […]
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 […]
October 6, 2015
Illinois Valley Community College (IVCC) recently launched its new welding website. The site highlights the college’s programs that provide training for entry into the highly in-demand field of welding. IVCC offers Associates in Applied Science degrees in production welding, AWS welding certification, and transfer options toward BS degrees at Northern Illinois University. Classes are small […]
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 […]
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 […]
September 30, 2015
Richland Community College, along with the City of Decatur and the Economic Development Corporation, recently launched their new Career Coach web page. This online resource offers information on careers, wages, education, and job listings. Click here to access Richland’s Career Coach.
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.