LIFT Announces First Soldiers Graduate from its “Operation Next” Program

Education, Materials, STEM

Lightweight Innovations For Tomorrow (LIFT), a Manufacturing USA institute, today announced the first group of seven soldiers to graduate from its “Operation Next” Advanced Manufacturing Certification Program.  


Operation Next
Operation Next

“Operation Next” is designed to provide military service members the opportunity to pursue industry-driven education and skills development during their transition period prior to separation, earning nationally recognized industry credentials in some of the most in-demand advanced manufacturing jobs in the country. This includes precision machining and industrial technology where more than a half million jobs are currently available.

The program was developed in partnership with the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS), Amatrol – a leading provider of on-line and simulation-based Advanced Manufacturing training, the Tennessee Department of Workforce, Tennesee College of Applied Technology, Workforce Essentials and Gene Haas Foundation.


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