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Brandi S., participated in the Manufacturing Connect (MC) program as a high school student to get work experience and learn professionalism skills, graduating in 2013 from Austin Polytechnical Academy with career goals of being a medical assistant. In the Fall of 2013, Brandi registered for school at a local college with a major of medical […]
The Cook County Early Warning Network was set up in 2020 to help small and mid-sized manufacturers in Cook County that are facing financial distress because of COVID-19. Companies that can benefit from the program typically have fewer than 40 employees. The program is funded by the Cook County Bureau of Economic Development in partnership […]
Montez King, who joined the Manufacturing Renaissance board in March 2021, is Executive Director of the National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS), a nationally-recognized validator of performance through practical experiences that reflect the manufacturing industry. NIMS provides excellent, industry-developed and validated standards, credentials, training frameworks, methods, and tools that dynamically respond to our fast-paced, technology, technology-driven […]
The Career Pathways Services programs Manufacturing Connect (MC for in-school youth) and the Young Manufacturers Association (YMA for young adults) online training programs launched new cohorts on February 16th and February 18th. MC’s first cohort include 16 youth representing 13 high schools and community organizations across Cook County. Among these, are: Morgan Park, Prosser, Curie, […]
Kyana was an active participant in the Manufacturing Connect (MC) program since her freshman year at Austin College & Career Academy. Kyana had multiple work experiences throughout her H.S. career and entered into an internship with Ferrara Candy after graduating in 2019. Kyana was trained to work in the kitchen as a Mogul Operator, responsible […]
Black History month observances tend to honor civil rights and cultural heroes. Less often discussed are the many Black contributors to the manufacturing industry, including the millions of Black people who became a critical part of the manufacturing work force through the Great Migration between 1915 and 1970. Men like our Executive Director’s grandfather, Walter […]
Long-time MC program partner and CMRC Leadership Committee Co-chair Colin Cosgrove and Laystrom Manufacturing Co. was recognized this month as a model company for outstanding performance which is thanks in large part to prioritizing creating a great work culture. Congratulations Colin and the Laystrom team! Read more here.
The SCIBI is hosting a panel to discuss working with USMCA trade partners Canada and Mexico and trade relations with China. International trade directly affects job creation, tax revenue generation and many other important aspects of social and economic life in America. This webinar will discuss trade and business conditions in America’s biggest and most […]
A team of scholars from the University of North Carolina including the author of the book visited the Career Pathways Services program a few years ago. Our work is discussed as an innovative way to provide skills training to Black and brown young people. “The book unpacks the connection between institutional bargaining power and skill and features […]