For Recent Veterans



Kate Alcott
NEATEC Associate Director


Advanced Manufacturing Career Opportunities:

The Skills Gap in U.S. Manufacturing 2015 and Beyond:
According to a Deloitte analysis done in 2015, based upon data from U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and Gallup Survey, over the next decade, nearly 3.5 million manufacturing jobs will be needed and it is expected that 2 million will go unfilled due to the skills gap.

Manufacturing is high tech! Manufacturers need highly skilled individuals to maintain, troubleshoot, and repair state-of-the-art equipment. Manufacturers need YOU!

Click here to access workshops to build your knowledge and skiils for these careers.


Advanced Manufacturing Technician Training Connects with Employers

Throughout the training, manufacturers are invited to talk with the class about their company and their career opportunities. Participants have a company representative to contact when it’s time to apply.
Companies that have met with soldiers in past workshops:

  • Allied Motion
  • Anaren
  • Bartell Machinery
  • Danfoss Silicon Power
  • GlobalFoundries
  • HMI Metal Powders- Pratt & Whitney
  • Indium Corporation
  • Panasonic Eco Solutions Solar NY


Soldier Testimonials:

…It opened my eyes to careers I didn’t even know of and built the confidence needed to step into a role in this field.

Soldier participating in the January 2018 training

I think it is great how various area manufacturers were on site to recruit transitioning soldiers right away. By far, it is the most beneficial class I have taken during my SFL-TAP process.

Soldier participating in the January 2018 training

This is a great program. It allows our service members to connect to the industry leaders.

Soldier participating in the August 2017 training

Manufacturers’ Responses:

Participating companies were asked, “What do you think is the most beneficial aspect of having veterans on your team?”

I feel that the training that veterans get while fulfilling their military responsibility is strong. The veterans also bring with them a strong work ethic and experience.

Dedication as well as familiarity with federal requirements.

Advanced leadership skills, focus on getting the work done, following process steps.

The dedication to mission accomplishment.

Combination of soft skills and technical skills.

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