The Southwest Michigan Advanced Manufacturing Career Consortium uses a locally developed, innovative and integrated model to attract, screen, and train qualified candidates for current and future advanced manufacturing career opportunities.   Local manufacturers and service providers have been meeting since 2011.  Listed below are some of the innovative approaches that have been implemented to address the needs.

Training Programs designed to meet employee training needs of area business and industry:

Project Lead The Way - engaging, project-based K-12 curriculum that prepares the students to be innovative and productive leaders in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM)

Michigan Advanced Technician Training Program (MAT2) - Innovative, industry-driven approach to a training program that combines theory, practice and work

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