Advanced manufacturing is a growing sector with a shortage of skilled workers and companies in North Carolina are hiring graduates of programs at Advanced Manufacturing Alliance colleges

Surveys show that manufacturing jobs in chemical, computer and electronics, food, metal and transportation equipment products are forecast to make gains annually through 2016. Many of the jobs in demand require an Associates degree or a High School diploma plus specialized skills certificates. 

The Advanced Manufacturing Alliance works with industry to provide specialized training matching industry needs on equipment equivalent to that used by industry.  This ensures that students can obtain the training needed to meet industry needs and be placed in jobs leading to full time employment.

Once employed in advanced manufacturing, career potential is unlimited for people prepared to continue with skills development or by furthering their educations.  Take a look at the pages in this section to learn more about why choosing a career in advanced manufacturing may be a good choice for you.