Manufacturing companies are facing a skill shortage and struggling to find candidates to fill many critical manufacturing jobs. In addition, the costs to source, recruit, assess, select and develop a highly skilled workforce are growing rapidly. To tackle the critical skills shortage in the fast-evolving manufacturing sector, Rockwell Automation and Manpower Group developed the Academy of Advanced Manufacturing (AAM) – a joint initiative to provide U.S. military veterans with the upskilling they need to succeed in advanced manufacturing roles. This veteran training program not only helps bridge the manufacturing skills gap, but it also helps provide jobs for veterans.
How does this program work?
The program combines instructor-led classroom learning with hands-on laboratory experience. The AAM Program leverages the vast knowledge of Rockwell Automation in advanced manufacturing. Together, with ManpowerGroup’s global insight into changing skills needs and workforce solutions, we aim to power the future of manufacturing in the United States.
The AAM Program consists of a 12-week training curriculum that covers both technical and professional competencies. Some of the key technical courses include industrial automation principles, controllers, networks, visualization, AC drives/motors, instrumentation, and machine safety. The major professional competencies include accelerating team performance, communications, navigating change, managing conflict and presentation skills. Graduates of the AAM Program are certified by Rockwell Automation in these technical and professional areas.
Graduates of the Academy of Advanced Manufacturing will be certified by Rockwell Automation to be capable of successful execution of the following: