Develop Skills that Create Job Opportunities

IMF can help you get the skills needed to qualify for high wage, skilled jobs. We offer skills-based training for well-paying careers for adults.  Check out our catalog:  


The Programs

Automatic Screw machine & CNC Machine tool operation training

With more than 300 precision machined products manufacturers in the Chicago Metropolitan area, there is a persistent demand for Automatic Screw Machine Operators and Automatic Screw Machine Set-up/Operators. Precision machined product manufacturing firms range from 2 to 200 employees per firm, with an average of 35 employees per firm. Precision machining manufacturers provide critical products for the transportation, medical, electronic, electrical, aerospace, appliance, and recreational industries, among others.

Computer Support Specialist Training

The Computer Support Specialist Training Program prepares individuals to provide technical assistance, support, and advice to computer users, covering common issues with software, hardware, and networking. The program includes instruction and hands-on practice with computer concepts, information systems, networking, operating systems, computer hardware, the Internet, software applications, help desk concepts, and problem solving, as well as principles of customer service. 

First Robotics

Each year, the Illinois Manufacturing Foundation sponsors Team 2136 in the First Robotics Competition. Under the direction of seinor mentor Ira Cohen, local students collaborate to build a robot that will compete live against other teams from around the nation.

What you can expect:

Hands-on training

Training in all of IMF’s adult training and placement programs is practical and hands-on; you learn a skill in the classroom and then you immediately practice that skill in the shop or laboratory. You learn best by practicing what you learn and by doing it under the guidance of skilled trades people.

Experienced, Commited Instructors

IMF faculty have extensive industrial and business, as well as teaching experience. Instructors are seasoned veterans from each trade area with more than 20 years experience. They understand the needs of the employer and are committed to developing these skills and the attitudes that will ensure success in the workplace.

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