Success Story: Isaiah, Future Fabricator

Photo of Mieka Matthews, MC Coordinator and Isaiah McMullen, MC Participant at his high school graduation. It started with an opportunity. When Isaiah McMullen was a student at the Academy of Scholastic Achievement, a nonprofit public alternative school on Chicago’s west side, he was interested in welding and manufacturing. A school counselor referred him to […]

Industry & Inclusion National Cohort Wraps Up Year Long Convening

Manufacturing Renaissance (MR) and 7 other manufacturing workforce training providers participated in a year-long convening to explore, share and learn about practices and strategies for expanding and supporting racial diversity and inclusion in training programs and therefore expanded access for communities-of-color to high-quality, career-track jobs in manufacturing. The cohort convened by the Urban Manufacturing Alliance […]

Spring Break Internships: Teaming Up and Building Skills

For Stephany Ortiz, like all other high school students during the pandemic, this school year has been unique. Online learning has become the norm. The future is uncertain. But the need to learn new skills that prepare students for the workforce remains a constant. That’s where the Spring Break Internship, a yearly offering of our […]

Next MC Youth Training Starting 3/15/21 – Limited Space!

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, […]

Supply Chain Innovation Center and Business Incubator at Governors State University

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 […]

MC Program Highlighted in New Upcoming Book on Workforce Intermediaries

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 […]