About the Center


Symbol Training Institute evolved out of Symbol Tool, a tool and die shop that was established nearly three decades ago. Symbol has very close ties to the manufacturing community by training and upgrading the employer’s existing workforce, while continually receiving feedback from the industry. Symbol trains individuals who are looking to start careers within the manufacturing industry and assists them with quality job placement services while filling the ever growing job openings at local manufacturing companies. Symbol’s philosophy of collaboration, which incorporates the linkage between industry and education has produced exceptional placement results. Symbol Training Institute is approved by the Division of Private Business and Vocational Schools of the Illinois Board of Higher Education. Symbol is accredited by the National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS) as well as the #1 ranked NIMS credentialing provider in the nation. Symbol is a Manufacturing Career Pathways provider for the Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership

Symbol Training Institute
8151 Ridgeway Avenue
Skokie, IL 60076
1 (847) 673-6500