What is Symbol

hands-on manufacturing training

Symbol Training Institute is a Chicago-based educational organization which builds partnerships with manufacturers and students to improve lives through quality education. Symbol Training Institute provides education and hands-on training in Programming, Setup & Operation of CNC (Computerized Numerical Control) machines. Symbol has been appointed as a Manufacturing Sector Center by the Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership ("The Partnership").

Symbol Training Institute is dedicated to encourage and assist all students in achieving their maximum academic, career and personal development. Our school provides a number of services that are geared toward helping students meet this objective. In addition to offering top quality CNC and Quality Control hands on training, we take pride in our exceptionally high success rate of job placement. Symbol is employer driven and works directly with manufacturing companies to place students into high paying, high demand jobs.

We are committed to providing education that will serve as an avenue for professional success. Our instructors conduct presentations, give pertinent analogies, provide illustrative visuals, design realistic practice exercises and keep student interests at a high level. Our goal and philosophy is for our students to be job ready by providing them with a real working environment and experience. Upon completion of our school, students will have enough experience with shop projects to allow them to obtain a position in the manufacturing industry.

While it comes as no shock that everyone would like to make a little more money, it may be surprising to learn that 83% of working Americans are living paycheck to paycheck. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the national mean salary was $42,270. Those surveyed in the salary study said that they would need to make $250 to $1,000 more per paycheck to live comfortably.

What if you could increase your salary by $10,000 or more per year?  If the mean national average just is not cutting it anymore, consider investing in education or further career training to shift into a job with higher income, such as Computerized Numerical Control (CNC).  Postsecondary Education is your answer to a bright, more prosperous future.


Symbol is Approved by the Division of The Private Business and Vocational Schools of the Illinois Board of Higher Education

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Symbol Training Institute exists to help individuals achieve professional and career success through targeted, quality education. Our classes are created with one goal in mind - to prepare students for the workforce by giving them the skills they need to find and retain employment. Our exceptional teaching staff, specifically designed programs and hands-on training all combine to make us the leader among post-secondary education institutions. Read more →