Various manufacturing technology on display from ceiling view

Trades, Technical, & Manufacturing

Career and Technical jobs have evolved and become lucrative career opportunities. From computer-aided-design, construction and electrical to surgical technology and nursing, John Wood has short term training that can get you ready for the career (and paycheck) you are looking for.

Our region has high-paying jobs waiting for people who have the right skills. JWCC offers dozens of hands-on programs created with our region’s employers so you will have the skills they want.

JWCC has the most affordable courses, flexible schedules and great financial aid. Whether you just graduated high school or want to work while earning a two-year degree or short-term certificate, you can turn a minimal investment into a rewarding career.

Man working machinery

Career Opportunities

  • Welder
  • Machine Operator
  • General Maintenance Worker
  • Installer
  • Mechanic
  • CAD Operator/Designer
  • Truck Driver
  • Transportation/Storage/Distribution Manager
  • Warehouse and Distribution Supervisor
  • Logistics Manager
  • Transportation Supervisor
  • Warehouse Supervisor

Employed By:

  • Knapheide
  • Manchester Tank & Equipment Co
  • Community Foundation
  • GatesAir
  • Timewell Drainage Products
  • Prince Agri Products, Inc.
  • Kohl Wholesale
  • Titan
  • Port Industries, Inc
  • Phibro Animal Health Corporation
  • Hollister-Whitney

Is a Trade the Right Path for You?

This publication was developed pursuant to a grant from the Illinois Community College Board and funded 100% through the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act.