Explore the opportunities available in the production of goods
The Jane Addams RC provides FREE training and job placement services in a number of fields in the manufacturing sector. The JARC also works with employer partners to create job opportunities for students after completion.
Program Logistics: 10-20 weeks long with flexible morning and evening options.
The Chicago Center for Arts and Technology is a local job training provider offering certification programs in three high demand fields. They support you through your program and into the workforce.
Program Logistics: FREE 6-9 month certifications, completed in-person at their location at 1701 W. 13th St. in Chicago.
The manufacturing program at Daley College – run by the City Colleges of Chicago – offers both basic and advanced certificates in machinery and manufacturing. The campus features state-of-the-art equipment in a recently built facility on Chicago’s southside.
Program Logistics: 3-12 month tuition-based programs, but you can use financial aid to help pay for your classes.
In June of 2022, the U.S. Department of Labor reported that there were over 800,000 manufacturing jobs available in the country, declaring a severe shortage of qualified laborers to fill these jobs.
This is a good indication that if you complete one of these programs and earn your certification, you will be well positioned to step right into a job.