Daley College Manufacturing Technology & Engineering Center (MTEC) 

Changing the narrative through advanced manufacturing training

Thursday, Nov. 7 Location Code
7:30am-1:00pm ThT/03

Daley College is the City Colleges of Chicago hub for advanced manufacturing and as such, Daley College’s Center of Excellence in Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing program currently offers career-training pathways in computer numeric control (CNC), welding, quality assurance and factory automation. Daley College is building lean principles training into its manufacturing programs to give students a solid understanding of the most commonly used lean methodologies, while applying the tools to settings they would find in an industrial environment. The Manufacturing Technology and Engineering Center (MTEC), a new state-of-the-art $54 million-dollar, 62,000 square foot building, opened in January 2019. This LEED-certified building includes a green roof, open areas for collaboration, and will serve as the campus’s new main entrance. Tour attendees will have the chance to see state a state-of-the-art educational facility, the related equipment for industry 4.0 skills training in robotics, programmable logic controllers, quality assurance, materials testing, welding, CNC machining and sheet metal fabrication. The MTEC training philosophy is based on hands on learning on industrial equipment and components. Following the tour, attendees will also participate in a lunch and learn workshop focused on root cause analysis.


Richard J. Daley College (Daley College), one of the seven City Colleges of Chicago, provides high-quality education that leads to academic success, career development, and personal enrichment that fulfills diverse community needs. Daley College serves approximately 13,000 students annually, including 6,000 students seeking associate degree or certificate credentials across our two campuses. MTEC is the home for various advanced manufacturing pathway programs such as CNC machining, welding, quality assurance and factory automation. In addition, MTEC includes laboratories, classrooms, administrative offices, and a state-of-the-art production environment in a high-bay manufacturing environment with production-grade equipment. New, enhanced curriculum will complement the new facilities and equipment and provide extensive hands-on learning opportunities. This will give students access to a high-quality and affordable education for in-demand industries. In addition to the current four pathways that are offered, MTEC is developing curriculum to incorporate pathways in robotics, sheet metal fabrication, mechatronics, CAD/additive manufacturing, operations management and process control. Daley College will thus be strategically poised to provide unique programming and increased student enrollment to meet the needs of students and employers across the Chicagoland area. The engineering and advanced manufacturing programs offered at Daley College are stackable, providing students with the opportunity to begin a career or transfer into a bachelor’s degree program. www.pbcchicago.com/projects/richard-j-daley-college-engineering-and-adva...

Restrictions / Requirements

To participate in a tour, all attendees must adhere to and respect the tour hosts' restrictions and requirements.
Non-adherence may exclude you from a tour.

  • Leather like closed-toe shoes (No high heels)
  • Long or short-sleeved shirt/blouse
  • Long pants (no shorts, skirts, dresses)