LIFT Celebrates Smarter Manufacturing Career Exploration Project, Fostering Smarter Manufacturing Talent Pathways in Flint Region

Education, Lightweight Materials, Workforce

 LIFT, a Department of Defense-supported Manufacturing USA institute, today celebrated the students participating in its Smarter Manufacturing Career Exploration program – a talent development project to better prepare students in the Flint region for careers in smarter and advanced manufacturing – at a Smarter Manufacturing Career Exploration event in Flint.

The initiative is providing educational pathways related to smarter manufacturing careers. This includes the development and piloting of a Smarter Manufacturing Career Exploration model to provide scalable and equitable work-based learning opportunities for high school students to access smarter manufacturing facilities and professionals in a virtual environment.

The project, funded through the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) Manufacturing Technology (ManTech) Program, is focused on careers in three emerging smarter manufacturing technologies most critical to the region:

  • Digital Twin
  • Advanced Analytics
  • Robotics