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MIT, the commonwealth of Mass., and state community colleges and agencies are collaborating on the MassBridge program. The grant-funded initiative aims to prepare workers for stable, high-paying jobs in advanced manufacturing by creating a curriculum bridging the state’s traditional education in manufacturing and the advanced manufacturing needs of today’s economy.
A $3.2 million Department of Defense (DOD) grant specifically supports advanced manufacturing education and workforce development in the areas of robotics, photonics, and 3D printing. Mass. committed $100 million in capital equipment grants to support the DOD’s Manufacturing-US institutes (including AIM Photonics, for which MIT’s Lionel Kimerling…READ MORE