It’s no secret that searching for a job can be overwhelming. This is especially true for those seeking more than the typical part-time position with minimal pay and low job security. Finding a true long-term promising career can be a complicated, stressful process.

At the Advanced Manufacturing Training Expansion Program (AMTEP), we understand that driven, motivated individuals can have a challenging time finding their career path. 

As advocates for these underemployed individuals and the manufacturing industry, we have put together free advanced manufacturing training courses across northeastern Massachusetts. 

How can this training help jumpstart your career? Let’s explore.

Wait, Why Offer Free Manufacturing Training?

Yes, we know, we know–The word “free” often comes with a catch. However, we think of our free training courses as mutually beneficial for our local industry and trainees–everyone wins!

These courses provide hands-on experience for our students, nurturing the next generation of manufacturing professionals in a variety of fields, such as CNC machining, welding, and more. 

Once these individuals graduate from our programs, they are ready to enter the workforce, providing employers with entry-level applicants that already have foundation knowledge. 

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Training Gives You A Headstart (And A Confidence Boost)

As mentioned above, when trainees graduate from the program, they will have already learned the foundational skills in their chosen field. These are skills that they can add to their resume, making them sought-after candidates during their job search.

Get Your Certification(s)

In addition, trainees often have the opportunity to leave courses with advanced manufacturing certificates. 

For example, during the CNC Machine Operator training course, students obtain a certificate in CNC Milling and Lathe from the National Institute of Metal Working Skills (NIMS). 

As part of our Welder program, all courses within the curriculum meet the certification requirements of the American Welding Society (AWS), including an OSHA 10 general industry card.

And these are just to name a few! Please take a look at our advanced manufacturing programs breakdown to learn the many certifications you can receive via our free training courses.

Build Your Confidence

Uncertainty and imposter syndrome can drain any job search (and the searcher). This is especially true if you have no prior experience or hands-on knowledge within the field you’re trying to break into.

Joining a training course is one of the best ways to shed imposter syndrome and build your confidence. And when hands-on training comes at no cost to you within a flexible, accessible schedule, it makes this process even easier. Unlike most training (and college) courses, you won’t have to break the bank to attend before you’ve even started your career!

After trainees graduate from one of our programs, they can enter the job market armed with their learned experiences. This gives them confidence when applying and interviewing for their job, helping them nail down a long-term, secure career path in manufacturing.

Additionally, students have opportunities to network with other trainees, instructors, and even potential employers. As a result, you can build a positive reputation in the local industry even before applying to open positions through hard work and program dedication!

How To Sign Up For Free Manufacturing Training Courses In Northeastern Massachusetts

If free advanced manufacturing training courses sound like a step in the right direction, be sure to browse our available programs. Here, you can find upcoming course start dates, locations (including virtual), and specific class days and times. From here, you can sign up to receive further information about each course or reach out for general information or inquiries about AMTEP.