Happening at JARC
Devoted mom. Skilled welder. Artist. Sandraetta is all these things and more. But above all, she's committed to her daughter.
Bob, a retired executive recruiter, is one of many volunteers who help JARC's participants move out of poverty and into self-sufficiency.
Nearly 400 production workers in the Chicago area are currently enrolled in a new kind of apprenticeship model, spearheaded by JARC.
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.
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."
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."
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.
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.