Students at the Wilbur Wright machine shop.

Students at the Wilbur Wright machine shop.

Over 60 events took place in the Chicago region, (more than half of the activity in Illinois), as part of the sixth annual Manufacturing Month – a nationwide time to focus on the importance of modern manufacturing.


On a more local level, on October 20, over 150 students from five northwest Chicago high schools had the opportunity to learn more about careers in modern-day manufacturing. The day-long activities were a collaboration of the Chicago Metro Metal Consortium (CMMC) and Cook County, City Colleges of Chicago – Wilbur Wright College, Greater Northwest Chicago Development Corporation, Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center (IMEC), and Manufacturing Renaissance.


President Preckwinkle is an enthusiastic advocate for bringing more manufacturing jobs to our region, and is leading efforts to make sure that our workforce has the skills needed for today’s good paying jobs.


Manufacturing Month represents an opportunity to promote careers and address common misconceptions by showcasing 21st century manufacturing.


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Schurz High school students visiting the manufacturer SG 360.

Schurz High school students visiting the manufacturer          SG 360.



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