Gear Icon

The Northeast Advanced Manufacturing Consortium (NAMC) responds to the needs and demands of the advanced manufacturers in Northeast Massachusetts.

NAMC works to develop the regional workforce pipeline that will provide the skilled employees necessary for advanced manufacturing to remain globally competitive, long into the future. To this end, the consortium leverages a wealth of local, state, and federal resources, which include:

Registered Apprenticeships

NAMC partners with companies to provide up to $5,000 per apprentice to train new hires or existing workers into registered apprenticeship training programs.

Access to Talented Labor Force

NAMC continuously runs training programs with our community college and career & technical high school partners in manufacturing, which includes, First line Supervisor/Group Leader, Machining, Electromechanical Assembly,  and Welding. Quality Control and Robotics are offered when our training program partners are able to provide the instruction. The manufacturing curriculum has been vetted by an advisory board of Northeast manufacturers to ensure that the skills learned are applicable to today’s workplace. If you would like to access any one of our training programs, please contact us immediately so we can coordinate your needs with the local MA Hire Career Center and our Educational Partners.

To learn more about these resources, please contact Maryanne Ham, Executive Director of NAMC.

Workforce Development Boards

MASSHIRE Greater Lowell Workforce Board

107 Merrimack Street, 3rd Floor
Lowell, MA 01852

(978) 937-9816

MASSHIRE North Shore Workforce Board

70 Washington St. Suite 314
Salem, MA 01970

(978) 741-3805

MASSHIRE Merrimack Valley Workforce Board

255 Essex Street, 4th Floor
Lawrence, MA 01840

(978) 682-7099

MASSHIRE Metro North Workforce Board

Spaces Davis Square
240 Elm Street
3rd Floor
Somerville, MA 02144

(508) 658-3528

Workforce Development Programming


Online resource to post job openings

Massachusetts Division of Apprentice Standards

Responsible servicing registered apprenticeship programs


Work Opportunity Tax Credit

Tax credits for hiring targeted populations

Workforce Training Fund Program

Funding and resources for employee training

Safety Grant Program

Funding for workplace safety training.

On-the-Job Training (OJT)

Assistance with the cost of hiring and training new employees.


Online resource for existing and emerging businesses.


MASSHIRE Career Centers

MASSHIRE Career Centers

Offer employment and training services for job seekers and employers.