A nationally recognized workforce programManufacturing Career Internship Program (MCIP)

The Manufacturing Career Internship Program (MCIP) has won awards from the State of Illinois as the most innovative workforce program and, has been presented as a model program at several national conferences!

Unlike others, this program allows employers to meet, interview, evaluate and, select interns prior to internship start date.

Connect with a business services representative today by completing the “Get Started” form to find out how MCIP can benefit your business.
Older man teaching youth manufacturing

covered by us

We serve as the employer on record and you provide the valuable experience our interns need.


Countless hours of experience gained and a stronger workforce achieved

Hired after internship

After completion of internship most hire their intern to work full-time


Save money on wages/training and find the right candidate that will grow with your company
Every MCIP participant completes this boot camp before starting their internship.

This boot camps exposes participants to a career path in manufacturing. Participants tour a variety of companies to get an understanding that each company is different and unique.

Discussions of expectations at the work site and of work ethic prepares participants for a positive experience in the work environment and gaining the responsibility of a full time job.

Topics include: Conflict resolution, sexual harassment, and other soft skill training. It provides a positive experience in the work environment and gives them the interns for the responsibility of a full time job.

Interns have Career Advisors who provide positive reinforcement to interns that help them succeed. The team visits the worksite several times during the internship and meets with both the employer and intern to provide meaningful feedback to assure a successful internship.

Here's what interns come out with:
OSHA 10hr Certification
Forklift Certification
We teach all our interns the 7 A's:
Demonstrating gratitude towards others
Staying positive in every situation

Showing reliability in every phase of life

Being professional both in the way you act and the way you look
Taking initiative and adding value
Living honestly and having integrity with every decision
Having respect and following direction
Our Office
American Job Center in Wheeling
1400 South Wolf Road - Building 200 Suite 200
Wheeling, IL 60090

Monday – Friday:  8:30AM – 5:00PM

Helpful Links
Social Links

The American Job Center in Wheeling is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

This workforce product was funded by a grant awarded by the US Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration. The product was created by the recipient and does not necessarily reflect the official position of the U.S. Department of Labor. The Department of Labor makes no guarantees, warranties, or assurances of any kind, express or implied, with respect to such information, including any information on linked sites and including, but not limited to, accuracy of the information or its completeness, timeliness, usefulness, adequacy, continued availability, or ownership. This product is copyrighted by the institution that created it.

Copyright © 2024 North Cook Job Center. All rights reserved.

Skip to content