Mission: The mission of the Illinois Manufacturers’ Association Education Foundation is to be the premier influencer of education programs to attract and develop Illinois’ future manufacturing workforce. We do this by providing both financial support to school districts, community colleges, vocational schools and Illinois’ four-year institutions and by encouraging member companies of the IMA to provide internships at their manufacturing facilities for students and opportunities for educators to observe and discuss the needs of manufacturers in their area.
The IMA Education Foundation is funded through grants that are matched by the generous contributions of manufacturing companies from all corners of Illinois. Your TAX DEDUCTIBLE contribution will help assure the Foundation meets its Mission.
Promise versus Performance
Prior to the implementation of the Manufacturers Education Initiative in late 2011, there were just a handful of credentials awarded to Illinois residents. For example:
Certificate 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
MSSC (CPT) 129 260 611 788 1264 922 810 695
NIMS 302 566 886 1484 2285 2335 1878 1832
The Manufacturers Education Initiative is establishing a strong foundation and support will be critical to continue building a skilled manufacturing workforce.
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