Manufacturing Bridge Program

Interested in Applying?

Interested in Applying?

This program prepares trainees for advanced machining and welding training programs, such as the CNC and Welding Fast Tracks programs, or for entry level employment in manufacturing.

The curriculum stresses baseline skills in shop math, print reading and precision metrology. The Bridge Program is for learners with initial test scores between 5th and 8th grade in math and reading.

This program is for unemployed adults and low-income job seekers.


12 weeks, 120 hours


Monday–Thursday 9:00am–1:00pm at Main Office (Ravenswood)

Tuesday–Wednesday 4:30pm–8:30pm, Friday 4:30-7:30pm at Austin


Free for unemployed adults and low-income job seekers

Classes run on an open enrollment schedule.

Anyone enrolled in our programs has FREE access to math, reading, and computer tutors, as well as financial coaching and public benefits screening.

Have Questions?

Contact our Program Coordinator, E.B., by calling 773.751.7102 or by email.

Jane Addams Resource Corporation is approved by the Division of Private Business and Vocational Schools of the Illinois Board of Higher Education.

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For a link to our Academic Catalog, click here.

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