Wright College Humboldt Park’s Manufacturing Students in Demand with Local Employers


Thanks to strong relationships with local employers, students in the CNC Engineering Technology program at Wright College Humboldt Park are finding meaningful employment with competitive wages in the field.

CNC engineering and machine-related manufacturing is a growing field, and employers in the industry are offering competitive wages, comprehensive benefits package, and tuition reimbursement to attract high-quality candidates. Job demand in the field is expected to grow 14% over the next ten years, according to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Outlook Handbook. Median pay in the field is nearing $60,000 per year.

Wright College’s Humboldt Park Vocational Education Center prepares students to join this fast-growing field by giving students in-demand industry skills while providing ample opportunities for employer engagement and networking.

Billy McFarland, the program’s coordinator, together with instructor Luis Guillen, accompanied students from the program’s summer cohort on a recent visit to S&C Electric Company in Chicago to learn more about the company and industry needs. After the visit, students were invited to interview for full-time positions at S&C Electric and other employment partners. Five students from the cohort landed positions at S&C Electric, two were offered positions at Slidematic Products and Epcor Industrial, and five more students found full-time positions with other local employers.

Interested in learning more about the CNC Engineering Technology program at Wright College Humboldt Park? Please contact program coordinator Billy McFarland at bmcfarland2@ccc.edu or Wright College Humboldt Park’s interim associate dean Sean Carey at scarey7@ccc.edu.