In the Media
As of this month, the average household has more than $15,000 in credit card debt. While many people shied away from taking on debt after the housing market crash and great recession that followed, JARC is actually helping people get credit cards -- all in the name of building their credit.
The Metro West Manufacturing Workforce Collaborative, anchored by JARC, DuPage United, and the Alliance for Illinois Manufacturing, will help unemployed and underemployed residents get manufacturing jobs in the suburbs.
By training students in high-demand occupations like Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machinist and welder, JARC graduates find living wage jobs while employers gain a skilled workforce.
Freedman Seating’s relationship with JARC goes back 20 years. It has used the program to retrain incumbent employees, and more recently has been hiring from its Careers in Manufacturing Programs.
Freedman Seating is over 120 years old but growing like an adolescent. In its struggle to find skilled workers, the company often turns to JARC.
JARC has recently teamed with the Streamwood, IL operations of Trelleborg Sealing Solutions to train the company’s CNC Machinists in a variety of essential on-the-job skills including math, print reading, CNC machining, and CAD/CAM.
The Corporation for National and Community Service CEO Wendy Spencer visited JARC to learn about how our Center for Working Families bundled financial support services and job training model transforms the lives of low-income adults in Chicago.
Khalelah Ervin has been bounced around by the Great Recession long enough to know you can’t be sure about much of anything these days.
Job training funding for manufacturing companies remains critical for economic growth in the region.
Local Initiatives Support Corporation has opened 68 Financial Opportunity Centers, or Centers for Working Families, in 22 cities across the country. And JARC has been held up as a model for the rest.