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.