Skillbridge-approved and
Department of Defense funded

Skillbridge-approved and
Department of Defense funded

Location

Montana

Montana National Guard & Reserve
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).

ELIGIBILITY

Active Duty Transitioning Service Members, Spouses, and Children 18-25
National Guard Members, Spouses, and Children 18-25
Veterans

PARTNERSHIP

Highlands College of Montana Tech (https://www.mtech.edu/highlands/index.html)
LIFT (https://lift.technology/)

FACILITY

Highlands College campus
Butte, MT

Programs

Computerized Numerical Control Operator (CNC)
Welding

Features

Hybrid on-line and hands on Curriculum. Typically, the course work can be completed within 6 months.

CREDENTIALS

National Institute of Metalworking Skills (NIMS)
American Welding Society (AWS)

ADMISSION

Curriculum is provided free to students. Tuition and fees for this program are paid for through a Department of Defense grant.

CONTACT

Next Frontier Advanced Manufacturing Institute
Ben Kohler
bkohler@uatitanium.com
(cell) 406-565-0190
(office) 406-494-3434
Butte, MT

Learn More About High-Paying Manufacturing Careers

Please fill out the form below and an Operation Next representative will contact you.

INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGIES MAINTENANCE (ITM)

COMPUTERIZED NUMERICAL CONTROL (CNC)

If you are separating military personnel, a member of the National Guard and Reserve, a military spouse, a manufacturing employer, or a military installation representative, get involved now to experience the benefits of Operation Next.