America Makes Wins Grant to Expand Veterans Program

Pittsburgh, Pa. – America Makes, in partnership with 3D Veterans, has received a workforce development grant to expand the Additive Manufacturing Bootcamp this summer.

The four-week program, which started last fall, teaches veterans about 3-D printing, computer-aided design drawing, 3-D scanning and traditional manufacturing to give them the skills necessary to find jobs in advanced manufacturing.

“This boot camp will allow our nations heroes the opportunity to learn additive manufacturing skillsets and tools from the leaders in this exciting industry, and will surely give our veterans an advantage at great career opportunities in advanced manufacturing,” said 3D Veterans co-founder Michael Moncada in a release.

In addition to America Makes and 3D Veterans, Robert Morris University and General Electric’s Center for Additive Technology Advancement also helped develop the program. As part of the boot camp, participants will spend a week at GE’s center in Pittsburgh working through hands-on projects

“The power in this program lies in the collaboration between industry, academia and training partners,” said Leanne Gluck, deputy director for workforce and education at America Makes. “Because of these strong relationships, the 3D Veterans program delivers a hands-on experience with relevant technology, teaching skills linked directly to industry needs and demands.”

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