Expose, inspire, prepare and support youth and young adults for career pathways in manufacturing.
MC exposes, inspires and prepares in-school youth, ages 14-18, for careers in manufacturing. MC creates and expands the linkages between communities, social service agencies, schools and the manufacturing sector benefiting our youth participants and local industry. Learn more about our career pathways programming including latest results in our latest Program Summary.
Enjoy our virtual field trip videos available to 9th – 12th grade students interested in STEAM (advanced manufacturing, innovative design, and other Science, Tech, Engineering, Arts and Math fields). Check out more videos on YouTube.
For more information, contact Leslye Long, Assistant Program Director, 773-278-5418 ext 30 or email.
As a network, YMAers support one another as peers through training, transition into permanent employment, professional and life skills development, and balancing personal and work life dynamics. YMA organizes regular meetings and social events for its members, providing services on an as-needed basis, including career coaching, wrap-around supports, employer liaison to help troubleshoot issues that come up at work, and technical training.
Together, the YMA network of over 75 members across the South and West side of Chicago, is serving the untapped talent and potential that young adults represent to their communities and their current or future employers. See our results in our latest Program Summary.
Thank you Austin Coming Together and the Austin Community Hub. Watch our interview with ACT’s HUB 101 HERE.
In partnership, with the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS), the Chicago Teachers Union Foundation (CTUF) Quest Center, IAAM is a part-time, year-round program that features 3 training elements:
Pedagogical Training: provided by the Quest Center for the components focused on teaching curriculum related to cultural competence, instructional technique, and classroom management.
Technical Training: Apprentices taught by Manufacturing Renaissance staff using the Richard J. Daley MTEC training facility learn the technical skills needed to earn up to 5 NIMS credentials.
Career and Technical Education as a Tool for Community Development: A series of 4 workshops taught by Manufacturing Renaissance staff provide orientation and context for why and how a machine shop teacher is a critical stakeholder in the work to develop communities.