Manufacturing Connect participants are WORK READY, like Brandon pictured here with his DeCardy DieCasting internship supervisor George. A big THANK YOU to 12 manufacturers who hosted 26 Manufacturing Connect participants for a Spring Break Internship during the week of April 18th. We just received the work readiness assessments back from the hosting companies and the results are in!

24 out of 26 participants earned a “Proficient” or “Exemplary” work-readiness score from their employer hosts as a result of their week-long paid internship. Azariah, an MC Senior and Senior Class Valedictorian had her internship at Shakeproof and earned an Exemplary score from her work readiness assessment. Her supervisor, Annie, shared with us “Azariah asks many questions, we exposed her to different sides of the business, the week is going great and she is really fitting in with the team.” Azariah has already been invited back to work at Shakeproof this summer. If your company in the Chicagoland area is interested in hiring MC interns this summer, please contact Dee Dee Jones, Industry Coordinator, for more information, or 773-534-6326.

Check out more internship stories as told by their internship supervisors here:

Chrison – MC Senior Spring Break Internship – Freedman Seating, Chicago, IL Department of Labor Evaluation Work Readiness Score 3.2 out of 4.0 “Chrison came in the first day with a great attitude he immediately expressed some interest in welding. During the entire week Chrison was open and willing to do what was asked of him. His goal is to get his welding certification.”

Devonte – MC Junior, Spring Break Internship – Overton Chicago Gear, Chicago, IL Department of Labor Work Readiness Evaluation Score: 3.4 out of 4.0 “Great working ethics, still exploring and very curious about this industry. Good kid that learns quickly.”

Keana – MC Junior, Spring Break Internship – Freedman Seating, Chicago, IL Department of Labor Evaluation Work Readiness Score: 3.4 out of 4.0 “Keana showed readiness and willingness to work and learn. She expressed an interest in both hands on work and office work. During the week she mainly worked with Susie in the Tool Crib where she learned inventory, and the ordering process. Keana showed to have a lot of potential in the business and manufacturing world. She could learn to be more expressive and communicative.”

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