Who We Are

The Northeast Advanced Manufacturing Consortium (NAMC) started as an initiative among four workforce investment board directors to form a partnership among industry, academia, and workforce development established to promote sustained support for manufacturing within the Northeast of Massachusetts. Northeast manufacturers are world-class companies that are an essential part of the state’s innovation economy. Manufacturing has a legacy in the Northeast of Massachusetts and we seek to advocate for a thriving advanced manufacturing industry. We have brought together a coalition of private and public entities to leverage funding and develop programming to meet our goals. NAMC also supports youth outreach to create interest in manufacturing careers and the development of training programming.

What We Do

NAMC works to develop the regional workforce pipeline that will provide the skilled employees necessary for advanced manufacturing to remain globally competitive, long into the future. To this end, the consortium leverages a wealth of local, state, and national resources, which include:

  • A diverse and motivated talent pool from world-class universities, community colleges, and vocational technical schools

  • Identify well-defined entry points and career pathways at manufacturing companies

  • Support the development of certificate programs at community colleges and vocational technical schools

  • Promote STEM, AMP it Up!, and other programs to attract top students into the training pipeline

  • Develop advanced manufacturing occupational training programs

  • Partner with companies to create and provide funding assistance for Registered Apprenticeships

We provide a forum for sharing information and ideas that serve to support workforce needs of Massachusetts employers in the manufacturing industry. There is no cost to join, and your level of involvement is up to you. Some of the many benefits, as well as engagement opportunities, that can be accessed through NAMC include:

  • Attending periodic meetings to share information and ideas with representative from industry, education, and workforce development.

  • Receiving support in obtaining access to resources such as the Workforce Training Fund

  • Making connections with graduates from advanced manufacturing training programs

  • Working with students for internships, mentorships, or job shadow opportunities

  • Accessing a wide range of resources that are designed to support the industry and promote collaboration among companies

  • Identifying and sharing best practices

  • Accessing technical assistance to promote innovation

Our Area of Work

NAMC Region

NAMC is supported by the following MassHire Workforce Boards:


Business Members include:

  • A&A Industries

  • Arwood Machine

  • Aced Electronics

  • Boston Centerless

  • BTMA

  • Custom Group

  • Ferro Ceramic

  • Innovent Technologies

  • Laser Services

  • Magellan Aerospace

  • Paradigm Precision

  • Sekisui Voltek

  • United Electric Control

Educational Partners include:

  • Bunker Hill Community College

  • Middlesex Community College

  • Mount Wachusett Community College

  • Northern Essex Community College

  • North Shore Community College

  • Essex Technical High School

  • Greater Lawrence Technical High School

  • Greater Lowell Technical High School

  • Medford Vocational Technical High School

  • Minuteman Regional Vocational Technical High School

  • Nashoba Valley Technical School

  • Lynn Vocational Technical Institute

  • Peabody Veteran Memorial High School

  • Shawsheen Regional Technical High School

  • Whittier Regional Vocational Technical High School

  • Center for Manufacturing Technology

  • E-Team

  • Somerville Center for Career & Technical Education