According to Deloitte and The Manufacturing Institute, nearly 3.5 million manufacturing jobs will be available in the U.S. by 2025. However, a shortage of skilled workers is expected to result in two million of these jobs going unfilled, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. (By Kristy Grignon for MassMEP)  For the right students, this presents a great opportunity for steady work and advancement.


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MacWic Apprenticeships & College Credit
MacWic Credential
MacWic Applied Manufacturing Technology Pathway Certification

Tooling U-SME delivers versatile, competency-based learning and development solutions to the manufacturing community, working with more than half of all Fortune 500® manufacturing companies, as well as 600 educational institutions across the country. Tooling U-SME partners with customers to build high performers who help their companies drive quality, productivity, innovation, and employee satisfaction. Working directly with hundreds of high schools, community colleges, and universities, Tooling U-SME is also able to help prepare the next generation workforce by providing industry-driven curriculum.


Women in Manufacturing

This Chapter has an active base of members around Massachusetts. Chapters can provide excellent opportunities for professionals (and students) to expand their local network, build valuable business relationships, and enjoy industry-related programming.


Massachusetts Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MassMEP), part of the NIST MEP National Network, is a leading resource for manufacturing companies that believes in cultivating a community built on support, idea sharing, and achievement. MassMEP creates economic impact by transforming manufacturing enterprises and the manufacturing ecosystem. This is achieved through the delivery of operational excellence programs, workforce development strategies, and innovative growth initiatives, and enhanced by strategic public/private relationships. For more information, visit

National Association of Manufacturers


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