Boeing-Backed Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Center to Launch Workforce Development Program in Early 2024

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AMICSTL (Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Center-STL), recently marked the development of its private and publicly funded cutting-edge facility in St. Louis with a groundbreaking ceremony. AMICSTL aims to create an epicenter for advanced manufacturing by offering support in three areas: Workforce Development, Research & Development, and Production & Prototyping. 

According to the AMICSTL website

“AMICSTL will connect industry leaders with higher education and workforce development partners to cultivate a robust career pipeline that opens doors for historically underserved communities while providing manufacturers with the skilled talent they need to thrive. Companies and entrepreneurs will gain access to cutting-edge equipment, labs, and manufacturing bays. Through a network of partners, partners will gain direct access to shared expertise, problem-solving help, and peer support. AMICSTL will also be a partner with the community to drive neighborhood impact.”

The importance of supporting the statewide and nationwide resurgence in manufacturing is underscored by the nonprofit’s key sources of funding: The state of Missouri, the federal government and The Boeing Co.

While construction won’t begin until mid-2024, AMICSTL is not waiting for the completion of the building to make a difference. In the first quarter of 2024, the organization plans to launch its role as a “neutral convener” in workforce development. This proactive approach involves identifying gaps in training efforts and collaborating with employers to address them. 

To learn more, read the article Construction set to start in mid-2024 on advanced manufacturing center in north St. Louis