LIFT: Learning Innovations For Tomorrow

Developing new tools, new venues, new teaching techniques and new curricula, the LIFT Talent Program ensures the manufacturing workforce of the future has the knowledge skills and abilities to successfully work in the advanced manufacturing future.

LIFT Talent Impact Stories

LIFT and its ecosystem accelerate talent development across the student continuum and into manufacturing. 

From providing a foundational high school curriculum to training adults to enter the manufacturing workforce, we continue to Drive American Advanced Manufacturing into the Future.

IGNITE: Mastering Manufacturing

IGNITE Mastering Manufacturing is a three-year foundational competency-based curriculum for the “multi-skilled technician” needed in today’s workplace.

Introducing students to advanced manufacturing materials, processes and systems through on-line. interactive, multimedia and project-based learning built around real industry challenges. Three components form the IGNITE curriculum. building off each other to help students develop their skills in a holistic learning environment.

  • Materials Science
  • Advanced Manufacturing Systems And Processes
  • Capstone Projects

Operation Next Skilled Trades Training

Operation Next is a competency-based program featuring a hybrid curriculum, allowing students to learn the theory online through simulations and multimedia and then demonstrate their new skills on real world manufacturing equipment.

An innovative training and credentialing program, Operation Next provides a blended learning opportunities for service members, National Guard and Reservists, veterans, and civilians the opportunity to earn one or more nationally portable, standards based, industry recognized credentials in high demand manufacturing fields.

LIFT Learning Lab

The LIFT Learning Lab is a unique, immersive learning facility preparing students for the most in-demand manufacturing careers, from field trips for K-12 students to on-site certification courses for adults in welding, CNC machining and robotics. Students learn on the same equipment they will encounter in the workplace, reducing employers’ need to provide additional training on the job. The labs include:

  • Smart Factory Digital Twin Lab
  • Fundamental Skills Development Lab
  • Flexible Learning Space
  • LIFT Virtual Learning Lab
  • ASM Materials Science & Project Fabrication Lab
  • CNC Operations Training
  • Welding Operations Training

Learning Lab Certifications

Students can enroll today to earn nationally recognized certifications to begin their advanced manufacturing careers in:

  • CNC Operations
  • Welding
  • Robotics
  • Industrial Technology Maintenance

Talent Partners

Connect with Our Talent Team

Contact the LIFT talent development team to learn more about how we can help better prepare your students or employees with the skills needed to succeed in advanced manufacturing today and in the future.

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