MassMakes, a program powered by the Center for Advanced Manufacturing, helps Massachusetts residents prepare for and connect to jobs in the advanced manufacturing industry. As a trusted resource for residents and businesses alike, MassMakes provides guidance to navigate training programs for in-demand positions in advanced manufacturing across the Commonwealth.
MassMakes embraces individuals’ talents, the pursuit of an authentic career path, and the fulfillment that comes from creating quality products. The initiative honors the rich manufacturing legacy of the Commonwealth while building a bridge to the industry's future innovations and opportunities for the next generation.
In Advanced Manufacturing, technology takes center stage in the creation of products, big and small. As a result, employers in this industry are more generous in compensating individuals for their valued technical skills.
Why should someone consider a career path in advanced manufacturing?
- Lucrative jobs are available at all levels in the industry. With a high school degree and the right skills, one can start earning $50,000 annually and without the student loan debt that affects so many of their peers.
- Automation of lower-level tasks creates opportunities for individuals to make higher-level contributions.
- For those who are willing to learn new skills and train over time with their employer, there are various career paths to grow professionally and build a rewarding career.
Manufacturing is experiencing a renaissance in the United States. With reshoring efforts and the creation of next-generation products, there are more job openings than applicants. By investing time in a training program, one can gain a bridge to a promising career.
MassMakes training programs are provided by a variety of partners and are offered multiple times per year.
- Businesses interested in upskilling their workforce or hiring new talent can submit inquiries here.
- Individuals interested in learning more about our partners’ training programs can request more information here.
Individual Training Grants are available and are based on meeting the following qualifications:
- Be at least 18 years or older;
- Be a Massachusetts resident;
- Be legally able to work in the United States;
- Be unemployed or, if employed, earn less than $46,700 per year; and
- Be committed to working in the field of advanced manufacturing upon completion of your training.
To see if you qualify, you can inquire here.