Skillbridge-approved and
Department of Defense funded

Skillbridge-approved and
Department of Defense funded

Montana

The Next Frontier Advanced Manufacturing Institute (NFAMI) is proud to partner with LIFT, a national manufacturing institute, and Highlands College in Butte, MT, to bring the federally funded Operation Next program to Montana. The Operation Next curriculum will help create a strong Montana base for a forward-thinking, manufacturing-oriented, educational program that has already be proven successful in other states. NFAMI recognizes that rewarding experiences come from serving the armed forces. NFAMI seeks to support our state’s past and present servicemen and women through the opportunity to gain high-value skills, while boosting the pipeline of critically needed workers for increasingly higher-tech manufacturing jobs in Montana. The curriculum will train our nation’s servicemen and women in high value CNC manufacturing and welding skills so they can obtain high paying, critical support jobs. Credentials obtained are nationally recognized and portable from either the National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS) or the American Welding Society (AWS).

North Carolina

Coastal Carolina Community College is dedicated to supporting military and veteran students, as well as their family members. We recognize the unique experiences that come with serving in the armed forces. We are proud to partner with LIFT to provide advanced manufacturing training and certification to military personnel and their families.

Georgia

Ogeechee Technical College is dedicated to supporting military and veteran students, as well as their family members. We recognize the unique experiences that come with serving in the armed forces. We are proud to partner with LIFT to provide advanced manufacturing training and certification to military personnel and their families.

Washington

South Puget Sound Community College Campus is dedicated to supporting military and veteran students. We recognize the unique experiences that come with serving in the armed forces. We are proud to partner with LIFT to offer the Operation Next program’s advanced manufacturing training and certification to transitioning military personnel.

Hawaii

The military is an important component of the population and economy of Hawaii. Nearly 100,000 military personnel and their families make up nearly ten percent of Hawaii’s population – the highest proportion of any state in the country. Hawaii is the headquarters for the commander of the U.S. Pacific Command and Pacific Fleet Command, as well as military installations that support all five services. The majority of the presence in Hawaii is concentrated on the Island of Oahu.

The University of Hawaii, Leeward Community College, is dedicated to supporting military and veteran students, as well as their family members. We recognize the unique experiences that come with serving in the armed forces. We are proud to partner with LIFT to provide advanced manufacturing training and certification to military personnel and their families in the State of Hawaii. Leeward Community College is centrally located in Oahu, less than 15 miles from bases representing all services.

Kentucky

Elizabethtown Community & Technical College is dedicated to supporting military and veteran students, as well as their family members. We recognize the unique experiences that come with serving in the armed forces. We are proud to partner with LIFT to provide advanced manufacturing training and certification to military personnel and their families.

Alabama

AIDT is dedicated to supporting military and veteran students, as well as their family members. We recognize the unique experiences that come with serving in the armed forces. We are proud to partner with LIFT to provide advanced manufacturing training and certification to military personnel and their families.

Virginia

LIFT, in partnership with the Maritime Industrial Base Ecosystem (MIBE), Old Dominion University, the Hampton Roads Workforce Council and the Community College Workforce Cooperative, provides its Operation Next advanced manufacturing certification to active-duty service members in the region and their spouses. The innovative, self-paced, advanced manufacturing-focused training initiative blends hands-on and virtual learning, giving service members and their spouses the opportunity to earn a credential in many of the most in-demand advanced manufacturing jobs, including welding and CNC machining – at minimal or no cost to them.

New York

We are dedicated to supporting military and veteran students, as well as their family members. We recognize the unique experiences that come with serving in the armed forces. We are proud to partner with LIFT to provide advanced manufacturing training and certification to military personnel and their families

Wisconsin

This program combines self-paced online learning with flexible lab hours. CNC Operators use their keen eye for detail and their mechanical aptitude to create a product that meets customer specifications. From stocking materials to running parts, CNC operators perform an essential role in advanced manufacturing. Participants who complete this program will have the job skills needed to operate a CNC mill and lathe. This training enhances your knowledge of dimensional measurement, print reading, and basic material properties. CNC operators are in high demand in advanced manufacturing jobs across the state. Starting salary range $35,000 to $40,000.

Florida

We are dedicated to supporting military and veteran students, as well as their family members. We recognize the unique experiences that come with serving in the armed forces. We are proud to partner with LIFT to provide advanced manufacturing training and certification to military personnel and their families

Michigan

LIFT’s Operation Next advanced manufacturing certification program is being made available to members of the Michigan National Guard and Reserve at the institute’s facility in Corktown. LIFT hosts the Guard and Reserve members at its Learning Lab and guides them through their educational experience in either CNC Operations, Welding, or Industrial Technology Maintenance to the attainment of nationally portable and industry- recognized credentials from either the National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS) or the American Welding Society (AWS).