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Harper officially announces Advanced Manufacturing program

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  • Harper College President Ken Ender, speaking Wednesday at a news conference at Acme Industries in Elk Grove Village, formally announces the partnership between the Palatine community college and more than 50 manufacturers creating a new Advanced Manufacturing program.

       Harper College President Ken Ender, speaking Wednesday at a news conference at Acme Industries in Elk Grove Village, formally announces the partnership between the Palatine community college and more than 50 manufacturers creating a new Advanced Manufacturing program.
    Bill Zars | Staff Photographer

  • Wheeling High School Principal Laz Lopez speaks Wednesday at a news conference formally announcing the partnership between Harper College and more than 50 manufacturers for a new Advanced Manufacturing program. Behind him, an Acme Industries employee in Elk Grove Village works on a machine.

       Wheeling High School Principal Laz Lopez speaks Wednesday at a news conference formally announcing the partnership between Harper College and more than 50 manufacturers for a new Advanced Manufacturing program. Behind him, an Acme Industries employee in Elk Grove Village works on a machine.
    Bill Zars | Staff Photographer

  • Harper College President Ken Ender, speaking Wednesday at a news conference at Acme Industries in Elk Grove Village, formally announces the partnership between the Palatine community college and more than 50 manufacturers creating a new Advanced Manufacturing program.

       Harper College President Ken Ender, speaking Wednesday at a news conference at Acme Industries in Elk Grove Village, formally announces the partnership between the Palatine community college and more than 50 manufacturers creating a new Advanced Manufacturing program.
    Bill Zars | Staff Photographer

  • Warren Young, CEO of Acme Industries in Elk Grove Village, speaks Wednesday at a news conference formally announcing the partnership between Harper College and more than 50 manufacturers for a new Advanced Manufacturing program. Looking on are Harper President Ken Ender and Wheeling High School Principal Laz Lopez.

       Warren Young, CEO of Acme Industries in Elk Grove Village, speaks Wednesday at a news conference formally announcing the partnership between Harper College and more than 50 manufacturers for a new Advanced Manufacturing program. Looking on are Harper President Ken Ender and Wheeling High School Principal Laz Lopez.
    Bill Zars | Staff Photographer

  • Warren Young, CEO of Acme Industries in Elk Grove Village, speaks Wednesday at a news conference formally announcing the partnership between Harper College and more than 50 area manufacturers creating a new Advanced Manufacturing program.

       Warren Young, CEO of Acme Industries in Elk Grove Village, speaks Wednesday at a news conference formally announcing the partnership between Harper College and more than 50 area manufacturers creating a new Advanced Manufacturing program.
    Bill Zars | Staff Photographer

 
 

As local manufacturers struggle to find skilled workers and jobs go unfilled, harper college is preparing to launch an advanced manufacturing program designed to train workers in as few as 18 months. dozens of local manufacturers, educators, policy makers and industry leaders joined harper officials wednesday at acme industries in elk grove village for the formal announcement.

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