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From left David Robinson Rev. Anthony Haynes Former Senator Alice Palmer After sailing through the Illinois House with a 79-31 victory, HB5062 was sponsored by Sen. Omar Aquino and sent to the Illinois Senate Education committee for review and debate. Our Chicagoland Manufacturing Renaissance Council Legislative Committee went to Springfield three times to testify in favor of HB5062. The team was headed by David Robinson, MR Director of Communications & Organizing, Former Senator Alice Palmer, and chair of the Ministers for Manufacturing Committee, Rev. Anthony Haynes. We couldn't have come this far without the fearless leadership of Rep. Mary Flowers, who first sponsored the bill in the hou


This last week, we held our quarterly meeting for our manufacturing partners for our Manufacturing Connect (MC) program at Bowen High School. In attendance was WaterSaver Faucet, Ford Motor Company, ArcelorMittal USA, Dakkota Integrated Systems, Vesuvius USA, BSD Industries, Laystrom Manufacturing, Axletech, ZF Chasis, and others. It was a great exchange between companies, educators, and our professionals who work with our students. Manufacturing Renaissance has been focused on the Skills Gap challenge for the last 18 years—starting with a major study done in partnership with the Chicago Federation of Labor on the relationship between the public education system and the manufacturing sector


On June 6, labor, workforce, community, business, and political leaders will come together to develop an action plan to revitalize manufacturing in the Chicago region and support the needs of diverse communities. Hear remarks from Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs, other major regional leaders, and new research presented by The Century Foundation and the Great Cities Institute at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) that examines the untapped potential of skills training programs and strong manufacturing jobs to expand economic opportunities for diverse communities. Industry 4.0 envisions a fourth industrial revolution that harnesses the power of technology and aims to place d

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