A technology savvy workforce will enable the Illinois economy to compete and prosper on a global stage where the skills, knowledge, and ability of the workforce will distinguish the economic leaders from those that follow.

High quality human resources have always been an important component to workforce development and are essential to economic vitality. In this fast-changing, technology-driven economy, workforce issues must be an integral part of positioning a company for sustainable economic growth. As change and restructuring in companies, occupations, and industries becomes more commonplace, all levels of workers need ongoing training and learning opportunities to ensure they have the skills and experience to support the growth of companies. Economic development cannot succeed without a strong emphasis on and strategic investment in workforce development.

In response to this growing need, the Illinois Manufacturers’ Association has expanded our training program into the Manufacturers’ Institute of Training (MIT). Dedicated to providing quality training solutions, our network of local and national trainers are highly regarded for their technical and professional expertise.

Whether you choose a customized program or open-enrollment workshop, you will benefit from their years of experience as they share their knowledge, tips and tricks on countless issues confronting industry today.

MIT training that meets certain criteria may be eligible for 50 percent reimbursement from the IMA’s ETIP grantQualified training  using state funds is determined by the State of Illinois DCEO administration.

CUSTOMIZED TRAINING PROGRAMS

Customized programs are given at a place and time convenient for participants. Fees are based upon content and length of session. Topics include, but are not limited to:

BASIC WORK SKILLS

LEAN MANUFACTURING 

COMMUNICATION SKILLS

OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & SAFETY

COMPUTER APPLICATIONS

OCCUPATIONAL LANGUAGES

CUSTOMER SERVICE

TEAM BUILDING

DISCRIMINATION & HARASSMENT

TECHNICAL SAFETY

DIVERSITY & RESPECT

TIME MANAGEMENT

ISO/QUALITY

WORKPLACE VIOLENCE



 

OPEN-ENROLLMENT WORKSHOPS 

Our limited class size (max. 25) ensures individual attention to participants. Workshops are open to the public and are offered at a variety of locations for your convenience.

For a complete listing of scheduled trainings, goto the IMA Calendar of Events page.

By working together to promote the strengths of Illinois and to achieve workforce excellence, we can make Illinois the best it can be.

If you have any questions about MIT, contact:

Janie Stanley
Revenue & Grant Administrator
217-522-1240 ext 3020
Email: jstanley@ima-net.org