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Training Programs

Apprenticeship Training

This link provides an overview of the AMC Apprenticeship Program tracks and courses offered through the AMC. Find out more information on how you or your company can become involved or enrolled in the AMC Apprenticeship Program.

Certificate Training

The AMC offers three types of specialized trainings: Apprenticeship, Certificate, and Customized Training. Learn how the AMC can assist you with your training needs.

Customized Training

The AMC offers assessments for companies to determine employee skills for pre-employment.

The Academy for Manufacturing Careers (AMC), a program of the Jackson Area Manufacturers Association (JAMA), certified as a Registered Apprenticeship Program by the U.S. Department of Labor Office of Apprenticeship (USDOL-OA). AMC offers an array of manufacturing-related skilled trades training courses. For additional details on our customized, apprenticeship and certificate program offerings, click the buttons above.


To contribute to the success of manufacturing by offering relevant and cost-effective training.

Training Purpose

To provide employees and potential employees of manufacturing firms with the skills necessary to be productive, highly skilled workers and to earn certification in their chosen field.

Learning Method

Instructor-led, using a blended learning approach, with heavy emphasis on hands-on application theory through “labs” whenever possible and applicable.


Most course fees are based upon the number of contact hours per course. Course fees include books and course materials.

Flexible Scheduling & Delivery

Courses can be offered on-site with flexible class times!

Flexible Elective

Companies have the ability to require additional offered courses for their apprenticeship trainees.

Flexibility in Training Providers

Additional training, either integrated directly into specific courses or as add-on special projects, labs, etc. Such training must be done within the context of the overall apprenticeship program.

Compressed Training Time

Courses are offered over a shortened period of time. Training will be provided in a manner that covers the material thoroughly in a condensed a time period, if possible, for each course.

College Credit

Associate Degrees aligned to AMC courses are available, just ask us for details or click the links below!


Jackson College

Baker College

Delta College

Manufacturer Oversight

Direct, ongoing involvement by manufacturers in the program is critical to its success and continued relevance to industry’s changing needs. A Manufacturers Board of Review works with training providers on program changes/notifications/additions to keep the program relevant to the needs of the manufacturers.

In short, our goal is to provide access to whatever training is needed by our area manufacturers and their employees. Whether we do that ourselves, broker the training through a partner organization or bring in resources from outside our community, we can and will get it done!