Skillbridge-approved and
Department of Defense funded

Skillbridge-approved and
Department of Defense funded

Preparing military Personnel for the most in-demand jobs in america

Are you within 180 days of separation? Get expert instruction that allows you to fully complete the training in as little as three months. 

In Demand Careers

150000
military personnel transitioning to a private sector career each year
+ 1900000
manufacturing workers needed by 2028
2200000
potential open positions

Start Your Journey

Operation next will help you take the next steps into a private sector career

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SELF ASSESS
Take a self-assessment, earning credit for what you already know or can do
SELECT A MAJOR
Select a major that will prepare you for the most in-demand manufacturing jobs
COMPLETE TRAINING
Complete training at your own pace, combining online learning with hands-on training on industry equipment
BECOME IN-DEMAND
Be prepared to earn nationally portable industry-recognized credentials
START YOUR NEXT CAREER
Connect with hiring employers and start a civilian career in advanced manufacturing
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SELF ASSESS

Take a self-assessment, earning credit for what you already know or can do

2

SELECT A MAJOR

Select a major that will prepare you for the most in-demand manufacturing jobs

3

COMPLETE TRAINING

Complete training at your own pace, combining online learning with hands-on training on industry equipment

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BECOME IN-DEMAND

Be prepared to earn nationally portable industry-recognized credentials

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START YOUR NEXT CAREER

Connect with hiring employers and start a civilian career in advanced manufacturing

Start Your Journey

Operation next will help you take the next steps into a private sector career

self assess
Take a self-assessment, earning credit for what you already know or can do
1
Select a major
Select a major that will prepare you for the most in-demand manufacturing jobs
2
Complete training
Complete training at your own pace, combining online learning with hands-on training on industry equipment
3
Become in-demand
Be prepared to earn nationally portable industry-recognized credentials
4
Start your next career
Connect with hiring employers and start a civilian career in advanced manufacturing
5

Jobs & Careers

READY FOR YOUR JOURNEY?

Operation Next will prepare you for some of the most in-demand jobs in advanced manufacturing.

Comprehensive Training Path

INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGIES MAINTENANCE (ITM)

Industrial Maintenance Technicians install, repair, and maintain commercial or industrial machinery in a building, plant, or manufacturing setting. These technicians ensure all machines function properly through troubleshooting and preventative maintenance service. 

Comprehensive Training Path

ROBOTICS TECHNICIAN

Robotics Technicians build, install, test, or maintain robotic equipment or related automated production systems. 

Comprehensive Training Path

COMPUTERIZED NUMERICAL CONTROL (CNC) MACHINE OPERATOR

CNC Operators produce machined parts by programming, setting up, and operating a computer numerical control (CNC) machine.

Comprehensive Training Path

WELDING

Welders join metals together or fill and repair holes in metal constructions through the use of intense heat and gas. Welders work on all types of industrial, manufacturing, and construction applications including underwater repair of oil rig foundations, ship hulls, and other types of subaquatic structures.

Operation Next provides training in advanced manufacturing skills for active-duty personnel who are within six months of separation from service. Reservists and military spouses are also eligible.

You get in-depth, in person, guided instruction in such in-demand fields as welding, computerized numerical control operator, industrial technology maintenance, robotics technician, and more. Training is offered on bases and college campuses across the country.

Contact your nearest Operation Next Training Representative today or email communications@almmii.org today to prepare for the transition to a high-paying private sector job.

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