Advanced Manufacturing Practice & Education Development (AMPED)
Recruiting and training the next generation is the biggest problem our members face. We constantly hear how difficult it is to fill open positions. Not only are the proper skills in short supply, young people who would do well in our industry have been misled into believing brighter futures lie elsewhere.
At the same time, training our existing workforce— growing their skills and keeping them current on new technology—remains a pressing need.
AMPED, a new 501(c)3 organization was formed by NTMA to create an unified effort to Engage, Inspire and Prepare America’s Precision Manufacturing Workforce.
Led by highly motivated and diverse group of professionals to attack this mission with vigor, AMPED is focused on promotion and recruitment activities, as well as directing interested parties to education and training programs across the country.
AMPED will continue NTMA’s efforts to expand the National Robotics League program and to support and enhance NTMA-U, along with initiating new opportunities that include developing a catalog of regional promotional, training and educational programs available to the entire precision metalworking community.