The Manufacturing Pathways Consortium is composed of manufacturers, educators, and community partners in and near McHenry County, IL. All of whom are working together collaboratively to address the need to secure a talent pipeline of highly-skilled manufacturing employees. Accomplishing this by increasing awareness of career opportunities within the industry; connecting with educators, students, and parents to debunk outdated myths about the industry. The consortium members are working to identify skill gaps in technical and employability skills and develop solutions. Additionally, the consortium is engaged in collaborative hiring practices and provides a pathway to employment for non-traditional talent.