College and Career
Advanced Manufacturing Sector Partnership (AMSP)
Manufacturing companies in Elkhart County are struggling to find the talent they need. Outdated perceptions of manufacturing limit the number of young people who enter this field. The local manufacturing workforce is aging and nearing retirement age. Left unchecked, the skills gap for highly qualified workers in the manufacturing sector will grow.
The Advanced Manufacturing Sector Partnership is creating a regional talent development system to meet industry needs. The partnership seeks to increase the number of local workers with industry-recognized credentials and competency.
Phase 1 of the training utilizes the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC), which has two certification programs allow students and workers to document their knowledge through front-line manufacturing production and supply chain logistics.
Concord Community Schools
Dept. of Labor
Dept. of Workforce Development
Economic Development Corporation
Elkhart Area Career Center
Elkhart Community Schools
Fairfield Community Schools
Goshen Community Schools
Robert Weed Corp.*
Indicators of Success
Advanced Manufacturing Sector Partnership