Mission Statement

The mission of the Manufacturing Pathways Consortium is to create an employment pipeline focused on future careers within manufacturing through:
➛ Increasing awareness of career paths
➛ Developing basic technical and non-technical skills
➛ Creating a systematic approach to collaborative hiring
➛ Identifying non-traditional talent

Vision Statement

Manufacturing Pathways Consortium is a collaborative organization committed to connecting industries with potential employees.

To continue developing the necessary skills to succeed in the recruiting, hiring and onboarding processes within the Manufacturing sector.

About Us

The Manufacturing Pathways Consortium is composed of  manufacturers, educators, and community partners in and near McHenry County, IL, all of whom are working together collaboratively to address the need to secure a talent pipeline of highly-skilled manufacturing employees. The Consortium membership works towards this goal by increasing awareness of career opportunities within the industry; connecting with educators, students, and parents to debunk outdated myths. The consortium members are working to identify skill gaps in technical and employability skills and develop solutions. Additionally, the consortium is engaged in collaborative hiring practices and provides a pathway to employment for non-traditional talent.

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Women in Manufacturing

Women represent one of the largest pools of untapped talent for manufacturers and play a critical role in filling the talent pipeline that will sustain industry growth. A recent study by Deloitte, in partnership with the Manufacturing Institute and APICS found that women make up only 29% of the manufacturing workforce. Yet, from entry-level to more advanced positions, the manufacturing sector provides excellent opportunities to build meaningful careers.

Success Stories

Michael

Scot Forge offered the services of a Supervisor in the Heat Treat Department to work with the Career and Technical Education Chairperson at Cary-Grove High School to assist with their industrial classes, especially forging. The Supervisor was made available to speak at classes, assist with shop equipment design and acquisition, and be available as a subject matter expert to counsel in metalworking activities.

Industry Connections

James Satt

With support from area manufacturers, individuals with barriers to employment develop technical and employability skills during a six-week manufacturing bootcamp at McHenry County College. Manufacturers have a new pipeline of entry level talent and tuition costs are covered by a grant from the Community Foundation for McHenry County.

Non-traditional Talent

Michael

Scot Forge offered the services of a Supervisor in the Heat Treat Department to work with the Career and Technical Education Chairperson at Cary-Grove High School to assist with their industrial classes, especially forging. The Supervisor was made available to speak at classes, assist with shop equipment design and acquisition, and be available as a subject matter expert to counsel in metalworking activities.

Industry Connections

James Satt

With support from area manufacturers, individuals with barriers to employment develop technical and employability skills during a six-week manufacturing bootcamp at McHenry County College. Manufacturers have a new pipeline of entry level talent and tuition costs are covered by a grant from the Community Foundation for McHenry County.

Non-traditional Talent

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