Recovery and Manufacturing –A Path Up

Get on a path to a more rewarding career and life

The Recovery and Manufacturing a Path Up (RAMP-UP) program helps individuals in recovery from substance use disorders acquire marketable technical skills in preparation for in-demand manufacturing careers. Eligible students receive a blend of classroom instruction and independently guided online learning based on the nationally recognized Manufacturing Skill Standards Council's Certified Production Technician curriculum. The program is designed for people in stable recovery who have a support network in place.

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Call Ron Schlager at 630.955.2037

As a RAMP-UP Graduate, you will

Gain national certification
Get back to work and on a path to a career with great earning potential
Become in-demand for good-paying jobs. Prior RAMP-UP graduates earned an average starting wage of $16/hour**
Make connections with local companies actively seeking to hire people with CPT skills
Receive Job Placement Assistance from our Business Services Unit

Tuition + books = $5,000

FREE when enrolled in RAMP-UP

From Homeless to Hopeful

The pilot began in October 2018, and the first cohort of students has had successful outcomes. Four of the six students achieved Certified Production Technician status, and all six students have secured or are in the process of securing related employment or promotions. Learn more about the program and its successes in this WBBM-AM radio feature.


Our Partners

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Lisa Schvach, workNet DuPage Executive Director

“With addiction and reentry to society, we will likely not win every battle, but every battle won is someone’s son, daughter, mother, father, husband, wife, friend.”


Learn More about Ramp-Up
Contact Ron Schlager at (630) 955-2037.


** RAMP-Up does not guarantee a particular starting wage