America Makes is currently managing a Manufacturing Engineering Education Program (MEEP) project, operated and funded through the Office of Naval Research. The objective of this project is to address strategic workforce development challenges focusing on advanced manufacturing and enabling technologies. Outcomes will include a gap analysis, mapping to current industry trends as well as recognized credentials such as SME’s Certified Manufacturing Technologist and Engineer.
We have assembled a team comprised of SME and ToolingU-SME, Thomas P. Miller & Associates and a steering committee with proven methodology to identify and fill gaps in training, scale a program nationally, and tailor locally to address geographically diverse needs.
We have numerous opportunities available for members within this project including:
- We are seeking subject matter experts to assist in the development of content creation in the following areas: (On average the subject matter experts log 5 hours of support per class. They don’t have to be a PhD – they should be able to review the basic through intermediate concepts.)
- Industrial IoT
- Non-destructive testing and reverse engineering
- Digital thread and digital twin
- Additive manufacturing (most immediate needs are for hybrid machining, AM supply chain, AM metrology & process control)
- We also need input from underrepresented populations who will provide input related to content training and credentials for the additive manufacturing field. If you represent an underrepresented population such as veteran, women, minority, etc. or if you are engaged with an organization such as the veteran’s employment and training services, the National Association of Minority Companies, and Women in Manufacturing we can use your engagement! Your input is valuable for utilization to plan for a one-day workshop for underrepresented populations to assist in providing input on additive manufacturing and considerations in increasing the involvement of underrepresented populations in additive manufacturing careers.
For more information on how you can contribute please contact Josh Cramer, director of education and workforce development, by September 30, 2019.