IACMI – The Composites Institute has been awarded a $5 million grant to expand the successful composites training program led by Davis Technical College to four locations across the United States. IACMI has established workforce development credentials, exceptional breadth, depth, and scale of membership and facilities networks, proven project management, and a history of successful collaboration with its many project partners. Through the MEEP grant, IACMI is able to leverage these credentials to support filling the Dept. of Defense (DOD) manufacturers’ critical skills gap with a qualified and adaptable workforce.

The award was granted to meet the need of Department of Defense manufacturers – especially those that develop aerial combat or reconnaissance equipment – which face massive attrition of skilled workers due to retirement and lack a local sourcing for developing a skilled workforce to meet business priorities. To support filling this critical skills gap, IACMI will partner with Davis Technical College to build out the college’s composites manufacturing technology program at multiple locations across the U.S.  The partnership also includes organizations that will leverage resources and expertise to complete the learning network. Read more….