The Careers in Manufacturing Program, a career technical education program offered by The Jane Addams Resource Corporation, a non-profit community development organization, is enabling low-income working adults in the Chicago areaÂ achieve self-sufficiency by providing skills training and support services. Â The 20-week training program is certified by the Illinois State Board of Education. The curriculum includes training in use of computer numerical control machine tools, safety, precision measurement, blueprint reading, and includes OSHA certification for safeÂ forklift operation. Additional training includes computer use, work readiness including problem solving, and sound financial education to round out the broad scope of the program. According to the Jane Addams Resource Corporation, Chicago is the largest manufacturing center in the United States. Many adults who have been downsized because of the economic downturn have been able to receive advanced training for viable manufacturing positions in the Chicago area. Manufacturing is one of the 16 Career Clusters, tools for seamless transition from education to career.