Manufacturing Connect (MC) is a nationally recognized career pathways program.

1. Meet with our Industry Coordinator to discuss how we can work together.

2. Host a Work Experience

  • Job Shadow

  • Spring Break Internship 

  • Career-Job

  • Work-Study Internship

  • Summer Job

3. Become a mentor, guest speaker or an advisor to MC’s training programs

4. Join the Chicagoland Manufacturing Renaissance Council – participate in a regional council that coordinates and expands the programs that support the growth of manufacturing 

For more information contact: Dee Dee Jones, Industry Coordinator, , 773-278-5418 x 33

Gold Partners

American Zinc Recycling

ArcelorMittal USA

Dakkota Integrated Systems

Ferrara Candy Company 


Freedman Seating Company

Hudson Precision Products Co.

Laystrom Manufacturing Co.


Water Saver Faucet Co.

Zenith Fabricating Co.

Silver Partners

BSD Industries

DFM Tools

Chicago Metal Supply

Columbia Metal Spinning

Component Tool & Mfg

Damron Corporation

DeCardy DieCasting

Dudek & Bock Spring Mfg

Finkl Steel

Ideal Stitcher

Long Grove Confectionery 

Matrix Tooling Inc.

Meskan Foundry

Method – People Against Dirty


Saporito Finishing

Winzeler Gear Co.

World’s Finest ChocolatesSilver