A student learns to use a height gauge during her Manufacturing Academy class at Green River College.

Advanced Manufacturing Prep Training

Ready to Learn. Ready to Earn.

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AJAC developed a one-day training called Advanced Manufacturing Prep (AMP) to help job-seekers navigate their career in the aerospace and advanced manufacturing industries through workshops focused on soft skills, technical skills, and job-readiness for entry-level work.

This workshop is ideal for job seekers interested in apprenticeship preparation training—a proven method for linking job seekers with registered apprenticeship opportunities.

Students learn precision measuring during AJAC training

Soft Skill Development

Soft skills are non-technical skills that relate to how you work. In manufacturing, they include how you interact with colleagues, how you solve problems, and how you manage your work.

AMP Training covers many aspects of soft skill development including:

  • Environmental awareness of manufacturing
  • Worker rights and safety
  • Diversity in the workplace
  • Employee responsibility and commitments
  • Absenteeism and action plans
  • Retaining employment and progressing your career
  • Communication and conflict resolution
  • Resume and cover letter
  • Mock interview skills with local employers


Students learn technical drawings during class

Technical Skill Development

Technical skills are the specialized knowledge and expertise required to perform specific tasks and use specific tools and programs in real world situations.

AMP Training provides basic foundational technical skills including:

  • Shop mathematics
  • Tool usage
  • Precision measurement and fractions
  • Knowledge of manufacturing industry and sub-sectors
  • In-depth understanding of pre-apprenticeship vs. registered apprenticeship
  • Determine job opportunities with local employers

Next Steps After AMP

Upon completion of the AMP Training, attendees will be eligible to enroll in AJAC’s pre-apprenticeship program, the Manufacturing Academy, or they may be encouraged to begin working in industry and become an AJAC apprentice in occupations including Industrial Manufacturing Technician, Machinist or Industrial Maintenance Technician.

For individuals not be ready to begin a pre-apprenticeship or apprenticeship program, there will be navigation services offered to better address your career pathway. Attendees will receive a certificate of completion after day-two of the training.

If you’re interested in partnering with AJAC to host an AMP Training, or if you would like to learn about our next workshop, please contact us using the link below.