Why Manufacturing?  Manufacturing is a growing industry and skilled workers are in demand.


The Accelerated Training for Illinois Manufacturing (or ATIM) Program provides short-term training for jobs currently available with area manufacturers:


·         CNC Operators

·         Welders

·         Industrial Machinery Mechanics

·         Robotics Technicians

In addition to free training, the program provides:


·           Help choosing the career best suited to you

·         A chance to use your skills at a worksite while being paid

·         Connections to full-time jobs

·         Assistance with transportation costs and equipment

To get started, click here and complete the ATIM application.  Once your application is completed, a local ATIM representative will contact you within five business days to help you with the next steps. 

If you have questions, please contact your local ATIM representative.  


The Metro Suburban Accelerated Training for Manufacturing  (ATIM) Program is funded by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) as part of a Workforce Innovation Funds grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor.   The goal of the ATIM Program is to provide training to individuals that prepares them for employment in jobs currently available in the manufacturing industry.  As required by the federal government, the DCEO is conducting a study requiring eligible persons enrolled in the ATIM Program be selected through a lottery system. Those not selected through the lottery will not be able to participate in any ATIM Program.