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April 21, 23 and 29: Manufacturing job skills training presentations

Please share these job skills training program presentations with your communities:

The three free events can provide information about manufacturing skills training and how to enroll in the grant-funded program. Call 708-283-5020 for more information.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 @ 10:00 a.m. Village of Olympia Fields 20040 Governors Hwy · Olympia Fields, IL 60461 The flyer is here.

Thursday, April 23, 2015 @ 10:00 a.m. Orland Park Civic Center 14750 Ravinia Ave · Orland Park, IL 60462 The flyer is here.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 10:00 a.m. Best Western Hotel 4735 FRONTAGE ROAD Oak Forest, IL The flyer is here.

The Calumet Green Manufacturing Partnership (CGMP)  grant funded job training program is designed to help participants quickly acquire the skills and credentials that manufacturing companies are looking for in the following careers: Punch press operator, manual machine operator, production technician for molding and casting, CNC operator trainee, quality assurance inspector, CNC machine operator, CNC machinist, CNC programmer trainee, quality assurance technician, factory automation technician, and CNC programmer.

Why learn the skills for a career in manufacturing technology? HIGH DEMAND The Association for Manufacturing Technology’s vice president said in May 2012 that: “There’s not enough skilled labor to make things go. Orders will stay strong because technology is the only way around the 300,000 unfilled openings for skilled machinists.” Source: AMT,, May 2012. WELL PAYING JOBS (with benefits!) Certifications earned through CGMP can lead to: – Basic in Quality Assurance: $12-$14*/h – Basic CNC Machining/Factory Automation: $13-$17*/h – Advanced CNC Machining/Factory Automation: $15-$21*/h – AAS** in Manufacturing Technology: $60,000*/year Learn manufacturing on either a part-time or full-time schedule. Applicants qualify based on reading & math assessment testing.

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