The AM CoE is developing a comprehensive education and workforce development program to provide training for all roles and levels, continually incorporating new advances, responding to industry needs, and leveraging standardization, certification, and the expertise of our partners.
The AM CoE Advantage
We are ideally suited to train and educate the workforce because of our position at the intersection of leading-edge AM R&D and standards development. Our program’s key differentiators:
Learn from the leading AM voices: Leverages the combined expertise and resources of our partners to develop and teach courses
Broad course variety and accessibility: Provides courses covering a wide variety of topics, roles, and skill levels and in a variety of locations to be accessible to a wider audience
Focused certification pathways: Awards certificates for completing series of courses that build upon each other and will comply with the ASTM Standard Practice for Certificate Programs
Relevant and timely content: Designs courses that focus on current gaps in the training landscape and incorporate relevant regulations and standards
As we develop our certificate pathways and core courses, we are planning offerings in the following formats:
Webinars and virtual classrooms
Face-to-face “bootcamps” and workshops
eLearning short courses
Identified key gaps and needs
Completed an evaluation of the current education and workforce development landscape to identify gaps and the greatest opportunities to serve the AM community.
Developed an E&WD roadmap
Mapped out a strategy for short- and long-term topics and curricula.
Scheduled first workshop
Our first workshop will be offered in March 2019 in conjunction with the on Additive Manufacturing Technologies (F42) meeting in Alabama. It offers participants a comprehensive snapshot of the entire AM value chain as well as the unique opportunity to learn from and engage with leading experts in the AM technology field. Additionally, participants will receive a Verification of Completion that may be applied as credit toward earning a certificate through the new E&WD program. Learn more