The Calumet Area Industrial Commission (CAIC) recently was awarded an $8.9 million H-1B One Workforce Grant from the US Department of Labor to train 1,100 individuals in a manufacturing career and place into employment over the next four years.
The goal of the grant is to create a pipeline of skilled workers for the manufacturing sector and create learning pathways for individuals. Two-thirds of the grant will pay tuition, books and fees for individuals enrolled in manufacturing programs at one of the 10 community college partners— Kankakee, Joliet, Oakton, South . . .