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New UML Training Program Targets Worker Shortages in Aerospace and Defense Industries

UMass Lowell is leading a project to establish a first-of-its-kind advanced manufacturing technologist training program to support the workforce needs of the aerospace and defense industries in Massachusetts.

The initiative, which is funded by a two-year award totaling $4.3 million from the Industrial Base Analysis and Sustainment Program of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), will address the shortage of skilled technicians by training students and workers on advanced manufacturing technologies and creating career pathways to help develop a stronger and more resilient aerospace and defense ecosystem.

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