Adapting to a New Age of Manufacturing Technology
Technology and manufacturing go hand-in-hand. For a successful manufacturing career, it’s essential that workers stay up-to-date with the latest technological advances as manufacturing companies utilize this technology to create state-of-the-art products and safe, stable manufacturing work environments.
In fact, these advancements have only been sped up by the current world health pandemic, COVID-19, prompting manufacturing companies to invest their time, money, and efforts into new workplace innovations, helping to keep current and future workers safe and productive. However, it’s not all doom and gloom. According to ABI Principal Analyst in Industrial and Manufacturing Ryan Martin, “companies do well when they grow; they have a hard time when they contract. This means flexibility is key.”
Manufacturing companies are about to unleash technological innovations never before seen within the field due to this sudden required flexibility and technological adaptation. With these innovations comes the need for a trained, talented, and adaptable workforce, ready to take on whatever tasks are necessary to ensure maximum productivity.
Between 2018 and 2019, approximately 2.4 million manufacturing positions were left unfilled due to a lack of technical skills and an aging and retiring workforce, highlighting the importance of manufacturing technology and having the know-how to wield it. The industry needs the technical skills and trained expertise of young and excited workers, ready to take over from an increasingly retiring workforce, and use their technical skills and knowledge for long-term manufacturing career success.
AMTEP Pairs Innovative Hands-On Technology Education with Passionate Manufacturing Trainees
With the Advanced Manufacturing Training Expansion Program (AMTEP), put together by the Northeast Advanced Manufacturing Consortium (NAMC), our goal is to train tomorrow’s manufacturing professionals to take advantage of today’s technological innovations.
With the help of our community college and vocational school partners, AMTEP is designed to move people into manufacturing careers with confidence, expert training, and ambitious technological education. The innovative technical tools available to manufacturing workers and companies need to be utilized by trained professionals. At NAMC, we seek to create those trained professionals by providing AMTEP trainees with over 415 hours of technical, hands-on machining training.
Manufacturing in the northeast region of the country is ripe for career development and success. With the aid of active career development services, AMTEP graduates are not only thriving within the industry, but they are also leading through their highly trained manufacturing experience and technical knowledge.
AMTEP ensures that graduated trainees are provided the correct momentum to excel within their selected manufacturing professions, adapting their knowledge to all technical challenges, overcoming difficulties with precision and efficiency.
Career advancement in manufacturing matches the rapid advancement of technology. Technology and manufacturing share a delicate, always-evolving relationship, providing workforces with more and more exciting opportunities for training and career progress. When it comes to this industry, career development only stops when you stop. We believe in progress, and we support those who choose to accept progress with professional training and career education, producing successful results for individuals and the industry they support.