Exposing, inspiring and preparing youth to get and keep career-track jobs in manufacturing
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.