TMA, Bethel Celebrate Advanced Manufacturing Graduates
- January 27, 2015
(Schaumburg, IL), The Technology & Manufacturing Association of Illinois, along with Bethel New Life celebrated the graduation of 14 students from their Advanced Manufacturing Program on January 23rd.. TMA recently launched this initiative with Bethel New Life, a Chicago non-profit and TMA member. Founded in 1979 with a mission to transform the West Side of Chicago, Bethel has been at the forefront with effective programs for its communities which include: Austin, West and East Garfield Park, Humboldt Park and North Lawndale. “TMA is pleased to be a part of this innovative and forward looking program,” stated TMA Chairman Brian Panek. “We are providing people with skills that will lead to potential life-long careers in manufacturing,” he added.
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“Our approach is access to opportunity,” said Edward Coleman, Bethel New Life Vice President of Community Economic Development. “It is a sustainable model that gives people the tools and opportunities needed to become a contributing part of their community. TMA sees the value in that approach, and that makes this partnership ideal.”