Experts in Precision

Start your manufacturing career today with ERA Industries!

ERA Industries proudly offers a 6,000-hour apprenticeship program through the Technology & Manufacturing Association (TMA). This comprehensive program covers the knowledge and skills needed to become a successful CNC machinist in today’s competitive market.


We have two programs— one for current employees and another that partners with local high schools.

TMA Training:

This program is reserved for existing employees who have been employed for at least one year at ERA Industries and demonstrate a commitment to career advancement. We will provide financial support for the 3-year Precision Machinist course that covers comprehensive CNC programming and setup techniques. Upon completing this program, employees are required to sign an agreement to work for ERA for one year.

High School Work Programs and Internships:

We partner with various schools to provide work experience for students in manufacturing programs. We currently have partnerships with high schools located in:

  • Addison
  • Bensenville
  • Buffalo Grove
  • Des Plaines
  • Elk Grove
  • Mount Prospect
  • Rolling Meadows
  • Wheeling

Additionally, we’re in the process of expanding further into DuPage school districts.

  • Internships are paid, but no benefits are included
  • Students can only work part-time
  • Full reporting and feedback provided per school requirements

Interns are given an opportunity to rotate through different departments gaining hands-on experience in the field of machining, providing them with a solid foundation for their future careers. After completing the program, they will have a better understanding of our industry and the chance to apply for positions within ERA.

With both programs, students receive:

  • Comprehensive instruction on machine setup and operation
  • Learn safety protocols, programming methods, and quality control strategies
  • Both programs offer the same instruction

Through hands-on experiences, you can practice your skills in a real-world environment. With the help of our instructors, you can also gain a better understanding of the industry and have an opportunity to develop your professional network.


By enrolling in ERA Industries’ Apprenticeship program, you can:

  • Gain a deeper understanding of the machining process
  • Develop your troubleshooting and problem-solving abilities
  • Improve your communication and teamwork skills
  • Increase your knowledge of the industry 
  • Earn an industry-recognized certificate of completion

Become a leader in the manufacturing field with ERA Industries’ training program! This comprehensive program will equip you with the necessary tools to become a successful CNC machinist.

If you meet the program requirements, apply today and start your career in manufacturing.

For more information about our Apprenticeship program, contact us today! We look forward to helping you reach your professional goals.