What do you value in a profession? Is it work/life balance? A competitive, stable income? Or do you simply wish to wake up every morning and put in an honest day’s work? You’ll discover that all of these values, and more, can be found within a manufacturing career.

With a large number of the current manufacturing workforce expected to retire within the next couple of years, manufacturing opportunities are abundant. According to Industry Week, “Baby Boomers are retiring from all sectors at a rate of 10,000 a day in the United States, taking their institutional and technical knowledge with them into retirement.”

To fill this need, opportunities such as the Advanced Manufacturing Training Expansion Program (AMTEP) allow interested individuals to learn from advanced professionals, participate in hands-on training, and receive specialized career guidance, launching them into a manufacturing career. No matter your current employment background, AMTEP may be your first step in manufacturing success.

We Manufacture Momentum

“You simply have to put one foot in front of the other and keep going. Put blinders on and plow right ahead.” – George Lucas

From the moment you start the program, through your manufacturing job placement, we keep the momentum pushing you forward, always advancing. AMTEP promises consistent evaluation and improvement. You’ll receive expert guidance and feedback every step on the way, guiding you on a pathway towards a fulfilling and successful career.

We believe that momentum is a key factor in career, financial, and mental success. Unemployed or underemployed individuals sometimes see a drop in their motivation due to a lack of momentum. Maybe their current job search leads to little or no results, or their current professional has reached a brick wall with no way of breaking through or climbing over. AMTEP provides an outlet to renew momentum, energizing and educating participants towards success and advancement.

We understand that a lack of experience does not correlate with a lack of motivation. AMTEP is carefully designed to aid individuals who have no previous experience in the field. All that’s required is self-motivation, a desire to advance, and an open mind that’s ready to learn. The momentum of a Massachusetts manufacturing career and training will keep you moving, motivated, and satisfied. According to Medium.com, “Motivation is feeling; momentum is action.”

Surround Yourself with Motivated Peers

“Surround yourself with ‘can-do’ people. It’s the type of people whom you surround yourself with that either enhances the chance for success or greatly hinders our ambition and creativity.” – Ken Sundheim of Forbes.

When taking part in AMTEP’s manufacturing career program, you’ll always be surrounded by positive, motivated, and diverse peers and influences, seeking to learn the skills of the trade. Periods of unemployment or career stagnation can cause an influx of negative emotions. Surrounding yourself further with other negative influences only amplifies these feelings, and they are most likely hindering your self-success.

From your peers to our educational partners, up through our business partners, the NAMC has become a gathering of passionate and motivated North Shore manufacturing organizations seeking to build the same qualities into the next generation of manufacturing workforces. You’ll never find yourself without the support of fellow positive peers, instructors, or professionals. The diversity of individuals, culture, and education ensures a well-rounded world-view, positioning you for career success.

How to Get a Manufacturing Job? …Practice, Practice, Practice!

“For the things we have to learn before we can do them, learn by doing them.” – Aristotle

With 415 hours of technical machine training included as part of the program, AMTEP graduates are poised to enter the manufacturing workforce with unparalleled experience. Not only have AMTEP graduates practiced the trade extensively, but they’ve been taught the best techniques by advanced manufacturing educators across the North Shore’s top vocational schools.

These graduates have toured our partner manufacturing facilities, exploring them in-person, and have the option of taking foundational courses alongside English as a second language courses. AMTEP’s educational goals are ambitious, but we believe that hands-on learning experiences and repetition help create ideal educated individuals to meet tomorrow’s manufacturing needs. The rapidly growing skills gap in the manufacturing industry needs to close, and we’re positioning our students to close it.

Career Fulfillment, but Never Complacent

“Complacency is a continuous struggle that we all have to fight.” – Jack Nicklaus

The momentum doesn’t end once your career begins. The manufacturing industry is ever-changing and evolving. With new technology implemented into the field every day, the opportunities to seize and utilize innovation as part of your career are always present.

Between 2018 and 2019, the manufacturing industry left approximately 2.4 million positions unfilled due to a technical skills shortage and an aging and retiring workforce. AMTEP seeks to close that gap by giving the workforce of tomorrow a head start, providing the skills necessary to perform in manufacturing facilities of today and adapt to the technological advances of tomorrow.

Career advancement in manufacturing matches this rapid advancement of technology. If you’re willing to learn, adapt, and relearn, new technology and equipment will always require an expert to yield it with productive results, and manufacturing organizations will always need someone to produce those results.

Manufacturing Inclusivity via Ambition

“Ambition is the path to success. Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in.” –  Bill Bradley

The world of manufacturing has changed and will continue to grow dramatically as long as the field exists, creating new, exciting, and interesting opportunities. No matter your background, current employment status, or education level, if you have the drive to succeed, there is a career waiting for you.

Entry-level positions pay on average, $18.50 per hour, and the potential to earn up to $35 per hour takes an average of only 4 years to achieve within the industry. As mentioned above, entry-level earnings provide workers the chance to buy or rent homes, get married, and start a family. Our goal is to have an educated workforce that can create a life without struggling from paycheck to paycheck; to achieve happiness.

For many, consistent competitive income, opportunities for career advancement, and work/life balance are essential values that careers not only should have but need to have. If these qualities are necessities in your life, we strongly urge you to consider a career path in manufacturing.