Greater Chicago Advanced Manufacturing Partnership
Building the Manufacturing Workforce of Tomorrow—Today
GCAMP is a coalition of area manufacturers, educators at all levels, trade associations, workforce boards, municipal economic developers and more. GCAMP works to bring everyone together to start to solve the future employment crisis that currently challenges all manufacturers.
How We Help Manufacturers have struggled to recruit future workers and the impacts of this will likely worsen as a large segment of the current manufacturing workforce is approaching retirement age. A group of employers, education institutions, local government, training providers, and other stakeholders known as the Greater Chicago Advanced Manufacturing Partnership (GCAMP) have prioritized their resources toward strategies to reverse this situation. We help by educating about the leading manufacturing industries, jobs, training, education, and workforce development resources.
What We Do We connect manufacturers to educators and students interested in manufacturing as a career pathway. We host career nights for area middle and high school students and their parents to see advanced manufacturing in action. Also sponsored buses of students to attend trade shows such as IMTS and FABTECH.
With workforce boards, collaborated on an innovative manufacturing internship program that has won national and state recognition Worked with local secondary schools and community colleges to support dual credit/advanced placement courses to get students on a STEM manufacturing career path and much more.