LIFT Expands Advanced Manufacturing Certification to Wisconsin National Guard

Lightweight Materials, Workforce

LIFT, the Detroit-based, Department of Defense-supported national manufacturing innovation institute, in partnership with Western Technical College and Lab Midwest, today announced its “Operation Next” advanced manufacturing certification program is being made available to members of the Wisconsin National Guard and Reserve and their spouses.
Operation Next is an innovative, self-paced, advanced manufacturing-focused training and credentialing initiative, which blends hands-on and virtual learning. Wisconsin Guard and Reserve members are now able to take part in the program, following the States of Michigan and Florida and the completion of a successful initial pilot for separating military personnel at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Operation Next is expanding to nine additional military installations, in addition to the three National Guard and Reserve locations, providing training opportunities for military spouses, all with funding provided by the Department of Defense Manufacturing Engineering Education Program.