National center for advanced manufacturing established in Chicago

Jan. 12, 2023
The center is intended to help recruit, train, and develop the next generation of manufacturing workers.

DMG MORI and Illinois Institute of Technology are partnering to create a national center for advanced manufacturing. The center is intended to help recruit, train, and develop the next generation of manufacturing workers. According to Illinois Tech, the union between university and industry will help the Chicagoland area develop a pipeline of highly skilled workers and, in turn, help Chicago become an industrial hub. The center will offer online and in-person classes at Illinois Tech’s Bronzeville campus.

In a recent quote, Chicago Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot said, "I am pleased DMG MORI has selected the Illinois Institute of Technology for this impactful workforce program. This partnership will center Chicago in the conversation around upskilling and training a diverse workforce for the manufacturing industry while strengthening our local economy. I'm grateful to DMG MORI and Illinois Tech for working to ensure that equitable opportunities are available for our residents."

Governor JB Pritzker added,“This groundbreaking partnership between DMG MORI and Illinois Tech will not only open doors for countless Illinois students—it will also solidify our status as a national hub for the manufacturing industry. It is partnerships like these that advance our vision of an Illinois that is economically prosperous with the promise of opportunity at every turn.”

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