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June 14, 2013

Autocam takes on the skills gap

Kentwood, MI – Autocam is on the cutting edge — technologically and environmentally.  However, The company is not only a leading global manufacturer, but also a leader in talent development.

Autocam takes on the skills gap

Autocam has first-hand experience closing the skills gap in the advanced manufacturing workforce. The company offers sought-after talent development programs for technicians and engineers that were founded more than two decades ago. Autocam recently formalized its technician training program to create the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership (AMP). This  progressive learn-and-earn educational program uses formal and on-the-job training to jumpstart the careers of young talent.

Last year, the class of 2014 enrolled at Autocam’s education partners West Michigan, Grand Rapids Community College.  In just over two years, these students will benefit from valuable work experience and will have earned an associate degree in tooling and manufacturing.  Students may continue their education by pursuing a bachelor’s degree in manufacturing engineering. All this learning takes place while students are working at Autocam — and each student will graduate without any debt.

Autocam takes on the skills gap

“Developing and growing talent has proved to be an investment in the future of our company, our employees, and the economic health of our community,” says John Kennedy, Autocam president and CEO.  “We encourage young people to explore the exceptional opportunities that exist in the high-tech and high-paid advanced manufacturing environment of today.”

For more information about AMP, please contact amp@autocam.com.

About Autocam:

Autocam, whose global headquarters is in Kentwood, Mich., is a worldwide manufacturer of precision-machine components for all major OEMs and Tier 1 automotive suppliers. Autocam specializes in high precision components for emerging fuel system technologies, including gasoline- and diesel-injection, alternative fuels, cylinder de-activation, and other technologies critical for mandated fuel economy improvements. The company has 14 manufacturing facilities and employs more than 1,500 highly skilled employees in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia. For more information, visit autocam.com.