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News from JARC

JARC Launches Austin Careers in Manufacturing Programs

JARC and its partners Austin Coming Together and Manufacturing Renaissance will begin training west side jobseekers starting February 6th.

Former Board Member & Longtime Friend Hal Baron's Passing

We are saddened to share with you the news that former JARC Board Member and longtime friend Hal Baron passed away yesterday following a long illness.

A Very Special Mother's Day

Devoted mom. Skilled welder. Artist. Sandraetta is all these things and more. But above all, she's committed to her daughter.

2016 Volunteer Week Profile - Bob

Bob, a retired executive recruiter, is one of many volunteers who help JARC's participants move out of poverty and into self-sufficiency.

JARC Offers Alternative Apprenticeship Model

Nearly 400 production workers in the Chicago area are currently enrolled in a new kind of apprenticeship model, spearheaded by JARC.

Renewed Hope Through Debt Forgiveness

Marvell, a CNC trainee, has been working with our Center for Working Families financial coaches on clearing collections and improving his credit. In 2013 he had to go to the emergency room and was uninsured. He has been facing growing collections ever since.

Addressing Changing Needs

One year ago JARC launched its first-ever expansion - the Metro West Careers in Manufacturing Programs - in DuPage County to addressing growth in suburban poverty. One of Metro West's first trainees, Lamont, says "This was a new start in my life."

Reflecting on Personal & Professional Achievements

This Labor Day, JARC CNC graduate Faith reflects on the many personal and professional goals she has achieved since graduating in 2013. "The best lesson I learned from JARC was: 'Pay Attention. Know what's going on around you at all times."

A Father's Hard-Earned Success

Adonis had always loved to build computers. But it wasn't until he was a father that he learned about the technical career opportunities in manufacturing.

A Veteran's Long Journey to Success

Joe’s plan was always to go to college, and enlistment was an opportunity to make that dream a reality. The Cold War ended, and Joe enlisted soon after. In no time Joe was sent overseas to fight in the Gulf War. After spending time overseas and seeing some action, he began the long process of coming home. But he didn't expect he would end up in years later manufacturing. 

Senator Durbin Visits JARC's New Suburban Training Program

On September 30, 2014 U.S. Senator Dick Durbin visited JARC's new Addison, IL-based training program to learn more about how JARC is preparing unemployed, low-income and disadvantaged jobseekers in Chicago's western suburbs for good-paying jobs in manufacturing. 

JARC Attends National Workforce Bill Signing at White House

As an exemplary sector-driven job training organization, JARC was invited to attend President Obama's historic signing of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) into law on July 22, 2014 at the White House.

Affordable Health Care Is Within Reach

Gloria first came to JARC looking for help getting a good job. Four years later she has much more – affordable health coverage and peace of mind.

JARC Recognized at White House Event

The manufacturing training programs at Jane Addams Resource Corporation (JARC) were recognized as a best practice model at Friday’s White House event on Long Term Unemployment. JARC’s Careers in Manufacturing Programs target strategic skills gaps in the regional manufacturing labor market such as Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machinist and welder. The agency has placed over 200 graduates with 122 firms since January 2011.

13 Trelleborg Employees Earn NIMS CNC Turning Level 1

The Jane Addams Resource Corporation (JARC) and Trelleborg Sealing Solutions are proud to announce that thirteen (13) Trelleborg employees have passed the NIMS CNC Turning Level 1 exam!  This accomplishment is a testament to Trelleborg’s commitment to advancing the skills of their employees and the effectiveness of JARC’s customized, on-site training programs.

Homeless Graduates Achieve Career Path and Full-Time, Life Sustaining Employment

We're proud to share the following two JARC clients who came to us without permanent housing, and successfully completed the Computer Numerical Control Fast Track job training.  Special thanks to the support of a local family foundation, we began tracking the percentage of clients who at program entry were homeless, and were surprised to learn that nearly 15% of our general population was without permanent housing.

CEDA Award Announcement

JARC's Center for Working Families program has been accepted as a new contractor for the Community and Economic Development Association (CEDA).

Welding Fast Track Achievements

Highlights from the Welding Fast Track to report, in the first year, we: Surpassed our enrollment goal by...

Astoria Wire - Filling The Skills Gap in MIG and TIG Welding

Astoria Wire & Metal Products is a premier manufacturer of sheet metal, wire and tubing products, located in Bedford Park, IL since 1947. Referred by an industry partner of JARC, the company began sending two of its employees to Open Enrollment Welding training on Saturdays at JARC's Technical Training Center in July, 2011.

There's Something Special About Mary ...

Mary Pena delivered an impassioned testimonial to over 200 of JARC's supporters at the 2012 "Evening Of Opportunities" Annual Event on Friday, June 15 at the Chicago Symphony Center.

AIM Recognizes JARC as Service Provider of the Year

The Service Provider of the Year was awarded to Jane Addams Resource Corporation (JARC).

Jane Addams Hull House

The board and staff of Jane Addams Resource Corporation (JARC) were sad to learn about the pending liquidation and closure of Jane Addams Hull House (JAHH), the venerable social service agency.

Dudek & Bock Spring Mfg. Co., 1/10/12

Dudek & Bock (D&B), a leading manufacturer of springs and wireforms, located on Chicago's southwest side, is an example of the kind of partnership that makes JARC's model so successful. At the core of this relationship is JARC's commitment to incumbent worker training through its Manufacturing Skills Programs (MSP).

Investment in its Workforce - S & C Electric

"Integrity, enthusiasm, sustained energy. These are the traits that S&C has always looked for and found in its employees. It supports these qualities with a strong package of pay and benefits, excellent education and training programs, a challenging work environment, and broad opportunities for advancement" (S&C Electric Company).