The Manufacturing Institute has partnered with employers, educators and communities across the nation to implement solutions to build a skilled manufacturing talent pipeline.

Current Projects:

The Manufacturing Institute has partnered with the University of Louisville on the Modern Apprenticeship Pathways to Success (MAPS) project. MAPS is funded through a US Department of Labor grant and will focus on advancing regional economic wellbeing through apprenticeship development and expansion in three, critical H-1B industries: advanced manufacturing, healthcare and information technology.


The Manufacturing Institute has partnered with the Ohio Manufacturer’s Association and Lorain Community College on a $12 million U.S. Department of Labor Scaling Apprenticeship grant. The goal of the grant is to increase earn-and learn programs through an innovative sector partnership model in Ohio.


The Manufacturing Institute has partnered with the Alabama Community College System on a $12 million US Department of Labor Scaling Apprenticeship grant. The goal of the grant is to scale FAME as an earn-and-learn program and a new ALAMAPS pre-apprenticeship model across the state of Alabama.


The Manufacturing Institute has partnered with 3M and 3Mgives to provide consultation on the 3M’s Manufacturing and Academic Partnership (MAP) program, which changes the perception of manufacturing to high school students while training students in manufacturing skills.

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