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Advanced Manufacturing Career Consortium

Advanced Manufacturing Career Consortium

Next Meeting
January 18, 2019 - 7:30 am to 9:00 am


The Power of Collaboration!

With the lack of qualified candidates to fill entry-level, technician-level and engineering job openings in Southwest Michigan, the Advanced Manufacturing Career Consortium formed in 2011. Today, 158 local manufacturing companies and 17 service provider organizations are invited to meet quarterly to discuss and develop innovative and integrated strategies to address this crucial issue, including on-the-job training, apprenticeships, career advancement, and payment of education.

The consortium focuses on three strategic areas to address the skilled labor shortage. Click on an image below to learn more about these focus areas and to find additional resources.

Recruitment Screening Training

Current member organizations and service providers

If your company would like to be a part of this regional effort to recruit, screen and train the future advanced manufacturing workforce, contact Kate Miller, Corporate Training Manager, via email at, or via phone at 269.353.1257.

Current and Ongoing Initiatives

Project Lead The Way


Grant Funding Opportunities




U.S. Employers Have Too Much Available Labor, Not Enough Available Talent

Southwest Michigan manufacturers join KVCC consortium to fill workplace gaps


View past meeting documents in the archive.


Recruitment Screening Training