On-The-Job Training Regional Spotlight: Chicago

Expanding Opportunities in Manufacturing in Chicago

While each of these six employers has its own specific job requirements, they have built strong consensus on the core manufacturing career paths, which was an important goal of OJT 2.0 in Chicago. All of the employers’ programs will involve intensive screening, preparation, and coaching, as well as interactive activities that ensure participants have the basic work-readiness skills they need to be successful. In addition, the programs provide an overview of the manufacturing industry and exposure to potential worksites. These program design elements are intended to result in greater post program job retention.