Quest Center Partnership with Manufacturing Renaissance
Instructors Apprenticeship for Advanced Manufacturing (IAAM)
There is a massive shortage of manufacturing technology instructors who are technically, culturally, and pedagogically competent and are capable of effectively teaching in middle and high schools, community colleges, incumbent training programs, and other adult training programs. This shortage immediately blocks efforts to close the skills gap in manufacturing. The lack of instructors is a regional as well as a national crisis. IAAM is a part-time program held in the evenings at the Quest Center for the components focused on teaching curriculum related to manufacturing, cultural competence, instructional technique, and classroom management led by Quest Center professional development facilitators. Apprentices under the supervision and guidance of Manufacturing Connect and NIMS staff will learn machining off-site utilizing machine shops of partner companies, community colleges, and other training providers such as the Jane Addams Resource Corporation, Technology and Manufacturing Association, and Richard J. Daley, City Colleges of Chicago.
Manufacturing Renaissance (MR), in partnership with the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS), the Chicago Teachers Union Foundation (CTUF) Quest Center, is seeking instructor apprentices to serve the Chicago region.
IAAM Program Overview:
Earn NIMS Measurements, Materials, and Safety, and the CNC set-up, operations, and programming credentials for Advanced Manufacturing
Earn 75 ISBE PD Hours and CPS 3 Lane Placement Credits (if applicable)
IAAM is a free program for qualified participants.