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September 23, 2017

This summer we had a total of 38 Manufacturing Connect participants work for 7 weeks. Of the 35 that completed, 32 were evaluated and deemed work ready by their host employers. Our Senior class have an opportunity to participate in a work study assignment during the 20...

August 3, 2017

On July 21, 2017 The Chicago Tribune published a letter to the editor titled “Technical Education is the Future of the US Economy, not tariffs”.  Our Communications Director encourages greater investment in advanced skills education and training rather than relying on...

August 3, 2017

The Chicago Tribune, on April 11, published an Op-Ed by former US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan entitled “Why post high school planning matters.”  In his piece he cites Manufacturing Connect as an example of the kind of training and education that helps prepare st...

March 14, 2017

NBC 5 reporter Leanne Trotter spent three hours at the Austin Campus and then Dudek and Bock.  Even though hours of footage didn’t make it on air, the story still captured our work and the impact it has on our students and on our manufacturing partners.  Great job ever...

February 26, 2017

Dan Swinney calls for innovation in both manufacturing and social inclusion in this summary of Manufacturing Renaissance’s “Go Big or Go Home” proposal developed for the MacArthur Foundation’s 100andChange grant competition. Although Manufacturing Renaissance did not m...

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