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Fort Campbell

US Army - Kentucky

Located on the Kentucky – Tennessee border, Fort Campbell is home to the 101st Airborne Division and the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment.  Fort Campbell was the first installation to offer Operation Next to transitioning service members beginning in 2018.  A community partnership led by Workforce Essentials and including the Tennessee College of Applied Technology, Hopkinsville Community College, regional chambers of commerce and others ensured the success of the program and positioned Operation Next for national growth.

Detroit

Operation Next for Small and Medium Manufacturers

LIFT opened its “Operation Next” advanced manufacturing certification program to industry for the first time to support small and medium-sized manufacturers recovering from the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The new civilian program, funded through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and awarded to LIFT by the U.S. Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology, will support the training of 125 workers, at no cost to the individuals or their employer, in Detroit at the LIFT Learning Lab.  The workers will participate in industry-standard training in CNC machine operations, industrial technology maintenance, welding and robotics.

Pittsburgh

Operation Next for Small and Medium Manufacturers

LIFT opened its “Operation Next” advanced manufacturing certification program to industry for the first time to support small and medium-sized manufacturers recovering from the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The new civilian program, funded through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and awarded to LIFT by the U.S. Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology, will support the training of 125 workers, at no cost to the individuals or their employer, in Pittsburgh.  The workers will participate in industry-standard training in CNC machine operations, industrial technology maintenance, welding and robotics.

More to come, check back soon!