Manufacturing Bridge Program

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This program prepares trainees for advanced machining and welding training programs, such as the CNC and Welding Fast Tracks programs, or for entry level employment in manufacturing.

The curriculum stresses baseline skills in shop math, print reading and precision metrology. The Bridge Program is for learners with initial test scores between 5th and 8th grade in math and reading.

This program is for unemployed adults and low-income job seekers.


12 weeks, 192 hours


Evening training: Monday–Thursday 3:00pm - 6:00pm


Free for unemployed adults and low-income job seekers

Classes run on an open enrollment schedule.

Anyone enrolled in our programs has FREE access to math, reading, and computer tutors, as well as financial coaching and public benefits screening.

Have Questions?

Contact our Program Coordinator, Jasmine, by calling (773) 243-4041 or by email.

Jane Addams Resource Corporation is approved by the Division of Private Business and Vocational Schools of the Illinois Board of Higher Education.

For the Institutional Disclosures Reporting Table which includes student success data submitted annually to the IBHE, click here.

For all program information including an accounting of all tuition and fees, click here.

For complaints, go to or click here for information on how to file a complaint

Financial Hardship Policy

JARC is a non-profit organization. Trainees enrolled in our programs attend free of charge and pay nothing out of pocket. Therefore, trainees do not accrue any debt in relation to our programs. JARC does not place holds on transcripts, diplomas, nor registrations.