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Online Training – Tooling U

Michigan Advanced Technician Training (MAT2) – Mechatronics

Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center

Industry Data & Reports

Employment and Occupations in the Skilled Trades in Michigan

Updated Manufacturing Industry Cluster Workforce Analysis (September 2014)

Manufacturing Industry Cluster Workforce Analysis January 2013)

The Great Talent Shortage Awakening: Actions To Take For A Sustainable Workforce (ManpowerGroup)

Best Practices

A World in Motion - SAE Foundation-supported STEM curriculum for K-12

Academy for Manufacturing Careers – Jackson

Advanced Manufacturing Partnership – GRCC - company sponsored

Connect to K-12 – Manufacturing Related Resource Guide

First in Michigan – Robotics Teams

Future Engineers – Michigan State University

Just in Time Training – Northwest Michigan Council of Governments

Production Technician Associate – KVCC

Industry Cluster Groups

The evidence is convincing that industry clusters are an effective organizing framework for positively impacting economic and workforce development activities. Michigan is taking this strategy to the next level by implementing the Michigan Industry Cluster Approach throughout the workforce system. The following is a list of regional clusters related to workforce issues within the manufacturing industry. We strongly encourage manufacturing companies to join with local cluster initiatives to collectively resolve talent concerns. View list >

Additional Resources

Autoharvest - Building America's Tomorrow video on manufacturing
Edge Factor - At Edge Factor, we believe manufacturers are heroes, and engineers are rock stars.
Michigan Manufactures Association
Michigan STEM Partnership
PRIME – SME Education Foundation

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Other Priority Industry Clusters

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