Great Lakes Manufacturing Council

Austin Polytechnical Academy

Austin Polytech is a college and career prep high school on Chicago's West Side. APA's mission is to educate the next generation of leaders in all aspects of manufacturing, from skilled production and engineering to management and company ownership.

In 2010, Austin Polytech unveiled a state of the art Manufacturing Technology Center, which features the same computerized, high-tech equipment used by modern manufacturers today. Just this year, 23 APA students earned nationally-recognized machining certifications from the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS).

Austin Polytech works with over 65 local manufacturing companies to provide students with manufacturing facility tours, job shadowing opportunities, and paid internships and summer jobs. Students can even start and run their own businesses in school, like the APA Café, which was featured on CNN.

3411 Diversey
Chicago, IL

Clients Served:
New Workers

Training or educating new workers

Chicago Manufacturing Renaissance Council