The Academy of Advanced Manufacturing™ (AAM) is a 12-week residential program based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, that equips veterans with the technical and workplace skills to fill in-demand manufacturing jobs. AAM advances a Rockwell Automation (Rockwell) priority to employ more people with military backgrounds. Over the six years of the AAM program, which is conducted in partnership with ManpowerGroup, success includes:
- More veterans employed: 441 individuals have enrolled in the program, 348 have graduated and 280 are now employed with a Rockwell customer.
- Diversity increased: 38% of participants are people of color.
AAM is part of the Business Roundtable Workforce Partnership Initiative (WPI). Launched in 2018 and part of the Business Roundtable Corporate Initiatives Group, the WPI connects AAM to a network of industry-higher education partnerships in regions around the United States that are tackling skills development challenges and driving economic growth, with a focus on increasing workforce diversity.
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