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LIFT Learning Lab

A state-of-the-art interactive learning facility, located in the LIFT manufacturing innovation institute in Detroit, the LIFT Learning Lab spans 6,500 square feet, featuring eight unique labs equipped to prepare students for the most in-demand manufacturing careers.

The LIFT Learning Lab facility and equipment have been curated to showcase robotics and automation principles that underpin “smart factories,” as well as expose students to materials science, metrology, and maker spaces for hands-on fabrication.

The LIFT Learning Lab features the latest models of industry-standard equipment– no miniaturized or out-of-date models. Students will learn on the same equipment they will encounter in the workplace, reducing employers’ need to provide additional training on the job.

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Available Labs

Labs can be reserved individually or can be combined for a flexible learning experience able to accommodate groups small and large.
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Educational Programming

LIFT provides educational programming ranging from manufacturing exposure to training for the most in-demand technician-level positions in advanced manufacturing, taught by experienced professionals with extensive industry experience. Current offerings include CNC Operations Technician and Welding Operations Technician.

Register for our CNC Operations course

Register for our Welding Training course

Download our Technician Training Brochure

Learning Lab Partners

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Learning Lab Scheduling Procedure

  1. To reserve the Learning Lab, please review the Learning Lab Policies.
  2. Submit the Learning Lab Usage Request Form to:
  3. Any questions or concerns should be sent to: learninglab@almmii@org.

LIFT/IACMI Learning Hub

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For more information contact:

Marianne Donoghue, Learning Lab Director
Phone: (313) 309-9003