The costs to source, recruit, assess, select and develop a highly skilled workforce are escalating rapidly. Manufacturing companies are facing a skill shortage and struggling to find candidates to fill many critical technology roles which is negatively impacting productivity. To tackle the critical skills shortage in the rapidly-evolving manufacturing sector, Rockwell Automation and ManpowerGroup developed the Academy of Advanced Manufacturing – a joint initiative to provide U.S. military veterans with the skills to succeed in advanced manufacturing roles.
Launched in 2017, this new and innovative technical retraining program — called the Academy of Advanced Manufacturing — is rapidly upskilling and redeploying U.S. veterans across high-demand, technology-based roles in as little as four months.
The program recruits veterans with technical skills and completes an in-depth screening and assessment process for their potential for success in the AAM program and in customer operations.
The program combines instructor-led classroom learning with hands-on laboratory experience. The AAM Program leverages the deep domain knowledge of Rockwell Automation in advanced manufacturing, together with ManpowerGroup’s global insight into changing skills needs and workforce solutions to power the future of manufacturing in the United States.
The 12-week AAM Program training curriculum covers both technical and professional competencies. Some of they key technical courses include industrial automation principles, controllers, networks, visualization, AC drives/motors, instrumentation, and machine safety. The major professional competencies topics include accelerating team performance, communications, navigating change, managing conflict and presentation skills.
Graduates of the AAM Program are certified by Rockwell Automation in these technical and professional areas.
Hear from some of our 2019 Academy of Advanced Manufacturing graduates. They’ve went through the 12-week program, completed the training and successfully received their certifications. With job offerings and new skills, see where they are now and how they are succeeding beyond the AAM program.
Rockwell Automation and ManpowerGroup both provided me such an amazing and immersive experience. This program is a hidden gem.
Nelson Gonzalez, AAM Graduate