Discover Manufacturing Career Expo

The future of American manufacturing has never been more important to our economy. Manufacturing drives opportunity, entrepreneurship, job creation, and is the driving economic force in Illinois, employing nearly 600,000 people and accounting for 92 percent of Illinois’ exports. Highly trained employees are critical to the future of manufacturing and for our nation to be able to compete globally.

This page is designed to give you the tools you need to understand our region, develop your skills and interests and realize that you belong here in Central Illinois!

Click the “How Do I Get Started” button to begin your journey along one of many vast and rewarding career paths.

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