In conjunction with October being “Manufacturing Month”, the Grundy Livingston Kankakee Workforce Board is showcasing the “Grundy County Manufacturing” video. This video is intended to educate youth on the potential careers in the manufacturing field. With manufacturing being the 3rd largest industry in Illinois, Grundy County is home to over 50 employers, with average yearly earnings exceeding $99,000 per year. The video highlights top manufacturers including Metalstamp, Costco, LyondellBasell and Aux Sable. It also draws attention to the fact that 30% of manufacturing workers in Grundy County will be able to retiree in the next 10 years. These positions are in a field that is now considered clean, high tech, and provide an excellent wage. Students and parents are encouraged to talk with their guidance counselor concerning these careers.
This video was created by the Grundy Area Vocational Center (GAVC) and directed by the Grundy Livingston Kankakee Workforce Board.