The United States is facing a severe manufacturing workforce shortage. To tackle the nation’s skills gap, IACMI and the University of Tennessee at Knoxville are bringing the technology and training directly to the people who need it.
Teachers and instructors in East Tennessee and beyond are learning essential machining skills at the University of Tennessee and America’s Cutting Edge machine training program.
“We’re bringing together research, manufacturing machine technologies and workforce development, and it’s working to improve the economy of our state and our nation,” said Matthew Mench, dean of the Tickle College of Engineering.
The goal of the no-cost program? Preparing the next generation of much-needed skilled manufacturing engineers and machinists. To do that, professionals have to get more people interested in the world of manufacturing and bring that mindset to young adults and students of all ages.