Mechanical Assembly

Mechanical Assembly



The Mechanical Assembly Program offers 250 hours (10 weeks) of instruction. Students will attain the baseline skills needed for entry-level employment in Mechanical Assembly jobs, which involves assembling finished products according to blueprint specifications. Topics include shop math, blueprint reading, hand tools and power tools, metrology, and basic shop safety. Students work on projects in teams. Proper safety procedures are emphasized with the use of all equipment. Training is held year-round at JARC’s location at 976 N. Kilbourn Ave., Chicago, IL 60651. The full-time program in English meets Monday-Friday from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Spanish classes are available on Wednesdays & Thursdays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.

By the end of the course, students will be able to:

  • Perform measurements and related math
  • Use hand tools, fasteners, torque tools and power tools
  • Understand blueprints
  • Understand basic shop safety
  • Understand basic English language; read work orders
  • Understand and apply basic lean manufacturing concepts
  • Conduct quality inspections on assembled products


  • 18 years of age or older
  • 8th grade (TABE) math and reading
  • Authorization to work in the U.S.

PROGRAM / COURSE OBJECTIVES: To obtain an entry-level knowledge of Mechanical Assembly


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.

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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.