The Manufacturing institute leads workforce and education policy for the National Association of Manufacturers to encourage federal and state policies that align workforce training and educational priorities. Learn more about the Manufacturing institute here!
Our Mission: To inspire, educate and empower the manufacturing workforce of today and tomorrow.
The Manufacturing Institute grows and supports the industry’s skilled workers for the advancement of modern manufacturing. The MI’s diverse initiatives support all American workers, including emerging workers, women, veterans and students, through skilled training programs, community building and career growth. As the 501(c)3 nonprofit workforce development and education partner of the National Association of Manufacturers, the MI is a trusted adviser to manufacturers, equipping them with resources necessary to solve the industry’s toughest challenges.
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