Regional employers are an integral part of our strategy for success. Together, Consortium colleges and employers in advanced manufacturing fields across our region are developing, revising, and implementing new academic and work-based training programs, aimed at meeting employer needs. As the current workforce retires over the next few years, many positions will be available, but employers are choosing to hire workers who have higher levels of skills in areas such as technical math, communications, information systems, instrumentation, and more. The employers below are working with us to improve the workforce and increase employment opportunities for students through their input into our curriculum and training program development. Our goal is to fulfill regional advanced manufacturing employer needs by providing them with a workforce that has acquired higher skill levels and industry-recognized credentials.




Consumer Durables

Environmental/Industrial Services



Meat Processing

Oil and Gas

Packaging and Containers

Paper and Paper Products



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