MassMakes is an initiative helping Massachusetts residents prepare for and connect to jobs in advanced manufacturing.
Frequently Asked Questions
Directionally, the training courses are one of two types: Adult Learning or Career Readiness.
- Adult Learning provides exposure to the general subject matter and will give an opportunity to learn how much you are interested in either robotics or CAD design, etc.
- The key differentiators with Career Readiness courses are additional hours that provide you with a greater depth of exposure to the subject and more repetitions working with tools, machinery and/or software. Ultimately, these courses are designed to provide you with the training you need to launch your career in the advanced manufacturing industry.
Yes, you may qualify for either a scholarship or grant assistance to help offset your training costs. If you are willing to complete your certification coursework and provide a firm commitment to go to work in the advanced manufacturing industry, your training could be at no cost. Available assistance will vary based on the type of training program you select, but options for financial assistance are available across all MassMakes educational partners. Contact a representative to understand your eligibility today!
MassMakes can introduce you to your Market Maker. These leaders are a wonderful resource and can help you connect to people who are graduating from the training programs–assisting you with immediate full-time or part-time hiring needs. Additionally, Market Makers can provide Massachusetts employers with access to MassMakes’ network of training partners for specific skills required for your business’ growth and performance and can help you understand funding available to you, as a Massachusetts business, to upskill highly valued employees you have today. Contact a Market Maker and find an invaluable resource for all your hiring and training needs.