YOUR PIPELINE TO AMERICA’S PROVEN LEADERS

Every year, more than 200,000 U.S. service members return to civilian life.  These are men and women who put their talents to work in a mission larger than themselves, accustomed to working in teams and, in addition to having an exemplary work ethic, they also have rigorous technical training and experience. Supporting veterans in their efforts to reconnect to employment is ​as good for our country as it is for our economy. ​ 

 

Heroes MAKE America is The Manufacturing Institute’s initiative to build a pipeline between the military and manufacturing.   Our signature program arms transitioning service members, veterans and military spouses with the skills and certifications to find – and excel – in careers in manufacturing. The program also works to educate manufacturers on how to recruit, hire and retain talent from the military community.  

 

The manufacturing industry is experiencing historic levels of optimism and growth but that optimism is also fueling a workforce crisis.  - Manufacturers are creating more open jobs than there are skilled workers to fill them.   The military talent is well-positioned to transition into these careers. 

 

Heroes MAKE America is open to service members within their last six months of military service, veterans and military spouses. Heroes enrolls transitioning service members while they are still on active duty, enabling them to continue to receive military pay and benefits. 

 

Signature Program Highlights:

  • Approved Department of Defense SkillBridge Program
  • Up to 15 weeks of accelerated training
  • Certifications include Certified Production Technician, OSHA 10, Fork Lift Operation (Ft. Riley, KS; Ft. Hood, TX; Ft. Bragg, NC; Ft. Benning, GA) and Siemens Level 1 Mechatronics Systems Assistant Certification (Ft. Campbell, KY)
  • Essential manufacturing credentials: safety, quality, maintenance, manufacturing processes and production
  • Weekly modern manufacturing tours
  • Career readiness instruction--resume writing, interview skills, LinkedIn training
  • Placement Support--connections and guidance during career search and interview process
For general questions and inquiries, please email heroes@nam.org .  

 



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