Education and Workforce Development

Our Mission

National Reach. Local Impact.

The America Makes Education and Workforce Development (EWD) mission is simple – build a national strategy to create local impact. Through our dynamic leadership, partnerships, and collaborations, with our members we can deploy a national scope with local impacts to reach a broad section of education and workforce, and all tailored to the industry.


Pillars of our EWD Program

To find out more about you can engage with our EWD programming please click here and email us.


EWD Roadmap & Inventory

Industry Recognized Credentials

Educational Outreach “K-Grey”

Tailored AM Training

Our Approach

Growing the 3D Workforce

Our “K through Grey” approach engages the entire national advanced manufacturing and STEM talent pipeline.

Visit the AMNation Pipeline Portal for access to our educational outreach materials. From curriculum guides to online training modules, our participants and partners have a central location to serve as their EWD resource. Continue to check the portal for updated educational and training tools as they are developed.

EWD Roadmap

Education and Workforce Development Roadmap

America Makes developed the Additive Manufacturing EWD Roadmap to identify measurable and meaningful challenges that, when met,  promote inquiry, knowledge-sharing, and technical advancements across the industry. Visit the EWD Roadmap page to find out more.


Resources and Information

America Makes works constantly to grow the additive manufacturing workforce in both quality and quantity. We want to make it possible for anyone to pivot to working in additive, or grow their skillset and advance in the industry. We’ve made our resources publicly available.

These resources are meant to get the high-level info across in a concise way, for more information, or to get involved, contact our Education and Workforce Development team.



The America Makes EWD program has engaged and/or trained over 65,000 participants (and counting!).

  • 125 EWD projects since our founding in 2012 with nearly 20 active projects and initiatives
  • Engaged over 13,000 individuals in 2021
  • Active participation by America Makes membership in creation and deployment of programs
  • Diversity in program partners including federal, state, and local governments, industry, philanthropic, workforce, and community-based organizations

Our EWD programs are focused on filling the workforce gap.

In a recent Manufacturing Institute Survey, 60% of respondents cited the inability to attract and retain talent as their top concern.