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Explore Manufacturing

Learn about the Manufacturing Career Cluster.
While exploring this career field, look for education and training options that suit your needs. The manufacturing industry has many new career opportunities to learn about.

Step1 Take the Career Cluster Inventory self-survey.
Review the programs of study and pathways for the Manufacturing Cluster.
Step 3 Learn more about careers in manufacturing. Choose from the options below and take the next step.

Explore Manufacturing Careers and Connect to Training

Follow these steps to explore manufacturing career opportunities:
Step 1: Take the Career Cluster Inventory Link opens in a new window self-survey. Choose a job that interests you.
Step 2: Review the Manufacturing: Pathways and Programs of Study External link opens in a new window.
Step 3: Find education and training options.

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Promote Your Manufacturing Company and Jobs

Illinois workNet provides effective methods to promote a company and job openings.
Contact your local business services team, and: 
- Post local job listing on Illinois Job Search tool page

Use resources on Illinois workNet to:

Find a Job in Manufacturing

Use Illinois Job Search Tool to find Manufacturing jobs Link opens in a new window in your area.

Additionally, use Illinois workNet resources to:

Company Profiles


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