In a collaborative effort, Bridgewater State University’s Institute for Policy Analysis and Regional Engagement (IPARE); Ricciardi’s College of Business’ Management Department; and the Brockton Area Workforce Investment Board united to identify the gap between employer needs for Advanced Manufacturing hiring, and the training available for developing the regional workforce in this specific area. This included an examination of the programs, curriculum, and certificates that are being offered at colleges, universities and vocational technical schools that relate to Advanced Manufacturing.

The information provided in this report focuses on the current programs and certificates that are relevant to Advanced Manufacturing within the Higher Education and vocational technical schools in the Southeast region of Massachusetts. This report provides tables and charts incorporating the programs and certificates that were identified in the colleges, universities, and vocational schools with the six subsectors to identify the capacity of offered programs and certificates relevant to each defined Advanced Manufacturing subsector.

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