Aerospace and manufacturing employers are looking for skilled, trained candidates to fill entry-level positions in advanced manufacturing. Build or refresh your skills through the Manufacturing Academy, a program offered by the Aerospace Joint Apprenticeship Committee (AJAC) and Bates Technical College.

With the Manufacturing Academy, you will:

  • Develop skills to succeed in the industry including:
    • Effective communication, resume writing, interviewing and job application assistance
    • Machining, metal fabrication, composites, assembly, math for manufacturing, blueprint reading, with certification in forklift, flagger and OSHA
  • Receive hands-on training from industry professionals
  • Earn college credits
  • Connect with local manufacturing employers regarding potential career opportunities
  • Obtain insight about career pathways; including education and apprenticeship opportunities
  • Tour local advanced manufacturing companies

Find out how you can become a Manufacturing Academy student.

Questions? Contact for more information.

NOTE: the Manufacturing Academy is approved by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs for the use of post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits.