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Fox Chicago: Students Train for Resurging Manufacturing Industry

11/21/2013 12:00 AM

​"There are opportunities in manufacturing," says Daley College's Director of Manufacturing Technology​, Raymond Prendergast. "Particularly with a lot of people retiring, in fact in the last two weeks we've talked with six companies about their hiring needs."

Students at Daley College combine hands-on skills with math related to the jobs they are working on. This is a part of the school's College to Careers program."Typically, in one year, students completing two semesters should be job-ready," Prendergast says.  

Certain sectors of the U.S. manufacturing economy are in resurgence. The workplace need is a welcomed feeling for students.     

"I have an interview this afternoon. So the prospects are already opening up," manufacturing student Leon Ogurek tells FOX 32.  ​

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