Advanced Manufacturing Academy

The Advanced Manufacturing Academy’s purpose is to expose youth to the world of innovative industry in Denver and the potential for careers in advanced manufacturing and other STEM careers. This academy exposes youth to the careers, skills and education needed in advanced manufacturing such as computer-controlled machine tool operators, calibration technicians, product managers as well as a broad overview of STEM career pathways from the above jobs to those that need further education, such as electrical, mechanical or industrial engineers. Included are guest speakers from various careers and field trips to multiple manufacturing plants. Specific skills that are focused on are personal effectiveness and workplace competencies which have modules on ethics, teamwork, problem solving and general job readiness soft skills as well as academic competencies where the main focus is on building skills in applied math and measurement.