The annual Manpower Talent Shortage Survey of 40,000 employers found that 34% of them are having trouble filling skilled trades and engineering positions. Now is the right time to prepare for the right career.
The more you learn, the more you earn.
- Average hourly pay is about $24 an hour, commensurate with experience and credentials.
- Prepare for this career in as little as 12 months.
- Your education will also include a paid internship with an area manufacturer.
- Hear how two adults are changing their futures by changing their careers. Watch WGN-TV student success stories now.
Prepare for a Career as an Advanced Manufacturing Professional
Career advantages for manufacturing professionals include good pay and benefits and ample job openings in the area.
- Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Operator I
- Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Operator II
- Manufacturing Production
After you complete the Manufacturing Production Certificate, you may choose to continue your education and specialize in Mechatronics/Automation, Precision Machining, Metal Fabrication and Supply Chain Management/Logistics. You can also go on to earn an associate of applied science degree.
This certificate also prepares students for a nationally recognized credential offered by the Manufacturing Skills Standards Council (MSSC).