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Kankakee Community College Receives Major Scholarship Fund for Manufacturing

August 4, 2015

Kankakee Community College (KCC) recently received $25,000 in scholarship funds to be used towards the study of advanced manufacturing. The fund was presented by the Illinois Manufacturers’ Association (IMA) Education Foundation. Kankakee is one of six community colleges throughout the state that will receive the fund this summer. KCC President Dr. John Avendano said, “several […]

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Elgin Community College to Offer College Credit Classes in High Schools

August 3, 2015

Last week, administrators proposed a dual enrollment plan to Elgin Community College’s (ECC) Board of Trustees. With this plan, high school students would be able to get ECC credit for classes while in high school. The classes would be taught by high school teachers at the high schools or at ECC. Additionally, students could get […]

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Joliet Junior College Receives Grant from the US Department of Education

July 31, 2015

Joliet Junior College is receiving a grant of $378,361 from the US Department of Education. The grant will fund TRIO Student Support Services for lower income students, first generation college students, and individuals with disabilities, and it is the second largest TRIO grant in the state. According to US Rep Bill Foster, “the funds provided through […]

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Fast Track to a Manufacturing Career at McHenry County College

July 30, 2015

McHenry County College offers a Fast Track program which facilitates the process of earning a certificate or degree in numerous fields, including Manufacturing Management. Certificates are available for Advanced Manufacturing, CNC Machining, Manufacturing Supervision, and Manufacturing Processes. Classes are in the evening, and students can earn a certificate in two years or less or an […]

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Two Supply Chain Leaders Merge

July 29, 2015

APICS, the premier professional association for supply chain and operations management, has recently merged with the American Society of Transportation and Logistics (AST&L), the premier professional organization for transportation and logistics professionals. The merger will extend APICS expertise, strengthen supply chain content, and provide support, education, research, and certification programs to members, customers, partners, and […]

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The US Manufacturing Renaissance, Re-shoring, and the Skills Gap

July 28, 2015

Foreign manufacturers are coming in greater numbers to the US to manufacture a variety of their products. 3,500 German companies are here and employing 600,000 Americans. China is planning to spend a good share of $1 trillion on investments in manufacturing facilities. Many US companies have been re-shoring, bringing production back from overseas locations. This article addresses […]

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Closing the Manufacturing Skills Gap in the Great Lakes Region

July 27, 2015

On June 17th, 250 leaders from manufacturing, logistics, education, and government gathered for an Executive Briefing at Ivy Tech Community College in Indianapolis, IN. The event was a collaboration between Ivy Tech, SME, the Great Lakes Manufacturing Council, NIMS, and MSSC. The purpose was to discuss the state of manufacturing in the Great Lakes region. […]

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Danville Area Community College Receives Major Scholarship Fund for Manufacturing

July 24, 2015

Danville Area Community College (DACC) recently received $25,000 in scholarship funds to be used towards the study of advanced manufacturing. The fund was presented by the Illinois Manufacturers’ Association (IMA) Education Foundation. DACC is one of six community colleges being awarded scholarships by the Foundation this year. According to Dave Kietzmann, DACC Vice President of […]

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Elgin Community College Accelerated Opportunities Program

July 23, 2015

Elgin Community College has an Accelerated Opportunities Program where, in a year, you can earn certification in numerous manufacturing fields, including: welding, computer numerical control (CNC) operator, computer integrated manufacturing (CIM), integrated systems maintenance technology (IST), and more. Click here to watch the video. Click here to read more about the program.

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Kids Learn New Skills at Kendall County’s 4-H Program

July 22, 2015

Kendall County’s 4-H Youth Development program brings in local experts to teach workshops in a variety of areas, including animal care, food, horticulture, welding, and visual arts. Mark Gloudeman, Assistant Professor of Welding at Waubonsee Community College, was among those who brought his expertise to 4-H, teaching students the latest in welding technology. Click here […]

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