Workforce Development


Hire-quality skills from day one

The Erie House Manufacturing Bridge program prepares participants for entry-level positions in various high-demand manufacturing positions, including metal work, assembly lines, and quality control. Our program targets the Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Machinist occupation, but students may choose other careers in manufacturing for their advanced training as well.

This 14-week integrated training module prepares participants for an advanced training certification program as well as for entry-level jobs that will lead to advanced hands-on training in the field. Students learn machine shop math, basics of manufacturing print reading, and how to use Micrometers, Calipers, and other gages. Advanced Computerized Numerical Control (CNC) training through the nation’s only ANSI-accredited developer of precision manufacturing standards ensure that participants are not only well qualified, but attractive to employers seeking the best candidates. Students also earn NIMS credentials on Measurement, Materials and Safety, as well as receive an introduction to the CAD/CAM software.

In addition, our students obtain assistance with resume writing, acquire interviewing skills and benefit from job placement assistance.

We are not currently offering our manufacturing bridge program; please check back for updates.

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The Workforce Development Program at Erie Neighborhood House prepares students for specialized training, continuing education and career advancement. The program is not, however, accredited by the U.S. Department of Education.

For all student complaints, please visit:
Illinois Board of Higher Education
1 North Old State Capitol Plaza, Suite 333
Springfield, IL 62701
(217) 782-2551


The Basics


  • Completed a minimum of 90 hours of intensive metalforming training. 
  • Basic computer skills: Windows, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Office.
  • Permission to work in U.S.


Erie Neighborhood House 


Judy Lai
Director of Workforce Development


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