HR & Education

Atlas Copco Is Named A Sponsor Of A Military Workforce Training Programme By The Manufacturing Institute

Published: May 10, 2023

Atlas Copco has been named a silver sponsor of the Heroes MAKE America programme by The Manufacturing Institute, the National Association of Manufacturers’ partner in workforce development and education. The financing will help the Heroes programme develop and thrive. Heroes MAKE America is a Department of Defense-approved SkillBridge programme whose goals include fostering relationships between the manufacturing sector and the military and veteran communities and exposing employers to a steady flow of qualified military talent.

Vice President of Atlas Copco North America Aaron Prato remarked, “Atlas Copco is immensely appreciative for the sacrifices made by U.S. military service personnel and their families. “Just as Atlas Copco has been dedicated to advancing development and providing customers with game-changing innovations,” We are dedicated to investing in resources that enhance the lives of veterans and their families. For 150 years, we have served countless industries all over the world. We combine our dedication to assisting American veterans and active military personnel with our strong, qualified workforce values through the Heroes MAKE America programme.

The fundamental components of military education that make American service members the greatest in the world are highly valued by manufacturers. Manufacturing success depends on the same collaboration, dedication to the mission, communication, and critical thinking abilities that are crucial to mission success. Fort Riley in Kansas served as the initial location for Heroes MAKE America, which then spread to Fort Hood in Texas, Fort Bragg in North Carolina, and Fort Stewart in Georgia. online training course.

Heroes MAKE America has awarded more than 5,100 industry-recognized certificates since 2018, and since then, it has placed graduates in more than 350 businesses across 47 states at a placement rate of 90%. Through in-person events, social media, VA newsletters, and industry-related events, the programme has provided information about manufacturing professions to more than 12 million members of the larger military community.Serving more than 180 nations, Atlas Copco creates industrial concepts that enable clients to advance society and themselves. Products are manufactured, buildings are built, crucial fasteners are fastened, processes are pressurised and cleaned, and all kinds of gases are compressed and converted into energy every day in the United States and around the world. Although it may appear that these are a number of separate processes, Atlas Copco unifies them They do this by collaborating with clients from every sector to boost productivity now and build a better tomorrow. Atlas Copco will commemorate its 150th anniversary in 2023.

Over the past year, manufacturing has had an average of over 800,000 job opportunities per month. According to MI President and Executive Director Carolyn Lee, every year, about 200,000 service members leave the military, and there are an additional 2.9 million underemployed veterans who have the qualifications necessary for careers in manufacturing. “Working in modern manufacturing offers veterans fantastic chances to discover their next vocation and take on a new purpose. The Manufacturing Institute’s Heroes MAKE America programme can continue to close the manufacturing skills gap by educating our transitioning service members, veterans, and military personnel thanks to today’s kind investment from Atlas Copco. Putting spouses, members of the National Guard, and Reservists on the road to fulfilling manufacturing careers by providing them with essential skills. We are immensely appreciative to Atlas Copco for investing meaningfully in such a crucial programme.

Atlas Copco, Amazon, Johnson & Johnson, Union Pacific, Howmet Aerospace, Saint-Gobain, WestRock, Cargill, Honeywell, Niagara Bottling LLC, SK Battery America, SEMI, Plastics Pipe Institute, FUCHS Lubricants Company, and NAFEM are some of the sponsors of Heroes MAKE America.


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