Manufacturing educators see career opportunities despite overall sector contraction

By H. Will Racke Originally published on March 15, 2016. Updated on April 13, 2016. Even though Illinois today supports fewer manufacturing jobs than it did before the Great Recession, Chicago-area vocational trainers see a persistent, unmet need for skilled machinists and industrial maintenance technicians.  Their starting salaries are in the $50,000 range, and with experience […]

Chicago legal center pilots job training, housing program

MAC House

By Harry Huggins Fredrick Dennis, Darrin Brown and Cecil Palmer are three young men renovating their own apartment on Chicago’s West Side. They’re part of the MAC House, a new program from the Lawndale Christian Legal Center that combines transitional housing with job training. The guys in the program have one thing in common: they’ve […]