Dec. 11: Manufacturing Careers Internship Program graduation celebration

Manufacturing Careers Internship Program graduation celebration Date: Dec. 11, 2014 Time: 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Location: Prairie State College Room: the Heritage Community Bank Room in the Conference Center 202 S. Halsted Street Chicago Heights, IL 60411 RSVP to Amber Smith at asmith@oaiinc.org or 708-293-5020

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Prairie State College hosted the MCIP that began with “boot camp” training on August 25, 2014 with 13 candidates. Twelve  completed it on  Sept. 12, 2014. Those 12 entered into an 8-week internship on September 22, 2014 that was completed November 14, 2014. Ten of the 12 candidates completed the full internship and gained permanent employment. One  candidate was referred to a company for seasonal employment consideration

Background on the Calumet Green Manufacturing Partnership  and the Manufacturing Careers Internship ProgramThe Calumet Green Manufacturing Partnership’s (CGMP) primary goal is to enhance the manufacturing industry in the Millennium Reserve/Calumet region by addressing the labor/skills mismatch and promote careers in manufacturing to ensure a competitive workforce, which is a key asset for regional economic development.

The Manufacturing Careers Internship Program (MCIP), sponsored by the Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership, directly addresses local workforce demand by providing mentoring, guidance, education and training to prepare WIA-eligible youth ages 18 – 21 for a rewarding career in manufacturing. To watch a video presentation of MCIP click here.

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