IACMI, Mastercam Announce Dynamic Workforce Program Partnership

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The Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI) and Mastercam announced today their partnership supporting America’s Cutting Edge (ACE), a workforce development program targeted at revitalizing the United States machining industry through online and in-person training.

ACE connects top national experts with students and incumbent industrial workers from diverse backgrounds, levels of education, and work experience to build interest in all facets of machining, including software development, metrology, design, operation, and entrepreneurship. To date, ACE has delivered online courses to more than 9,000 students from all 50 states and in-person bootcamp style training to more than 1,200 students, all at no cost to participants.

Prior to today, there was only one other computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) software ACE provided for its online computer-numerical control (CNC) machining course.

This partnership between IACMI and Mastercam will open the ACE machining course to a much wider audience, as Mastercam is the world’s most widely used CAM software.

“I am thrilled to add Mastercam as an ACE partner,” said Dr. Tony Schmitz, ACE curriculum developer. “As we expand our reach, we want to provide opportunities for our participants to choose their computer-aided manufacturing software to match their current and future needs. This partnership makes our program more accessible to students as Mastercam is the most widely used CAM software.”