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MC ACKNOWLEDGED WITH AN AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE

On October 7th at the National Career Pathways Network Annual Conference in Indianapolis, MR was awarded the Career Pathways Partnership Excellence Award, Honorable Mention, for the Manufacturing Connect program. This is significant recognition in that there were 29 programs nationally being recognized as promising practice, the MC program was recognized among the top four programs. The award acknowledges programs that emphasizes the importance of career guidance and advising, professional development for educators and employers, and the employer role in providing work-based learning opportunities for students.

A PROPOSAL FOR SCALABLE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

MR, with support from NIMS, the Chicago Federation of Labor, the Chicago Teachers Union Foundation, OAI and other key advisers, successfully submitted the preliminary application for the MacArthur Foundation 100 & Change grant. The proposal for a regional development initiative is based on lessons learned over MR’s 30 years’ experience to scale up promising practices that can address systemic poverty through re-establishing linkages between communities and the regional manufacturing sector. As part of the application package, we put together this 90-second video featuring Executive Director Dan Swinney and one of our proud Manufacturing Connect graduates, Ernest Laster. The video is a testa

EVERYDAY IS MFG DAY AT THE CHICAGOLAND MFG RENAISSANCE COUNCIL!

October 7th was Manufacturing Day and CMRC members were out and about in our communities like usual to help get the word out about manufacturing. On the West Side, about 120 students from Austin College and Career Academy and Spencer Elementary Technology Academy participated in three simultaneous events with local manufacturing companies and at an MC school year launch event at the ACCA. We’d like to thank Freedman Seating, Laystrom Manufacturing and Design House for providing our students with memorable Manufacturing Day experiences. Take a look at some of the exciting scenes from MC Manufacturing Day activities. In the Southland, over 350 students from 19 schools visited 22 companies an

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