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Project Profile

Advanced Manufacturing Workforce Collaboration Network (ManTech)

Start Date: Jun 2023 — End Date: May 2024

CREC is partnering with E3 Analytics, Erys Consulting, Anthology Communications, American Manufacturing Communities Collaborative (AMCC), DoD’s Manufacturing Technology Program (ManTech), DoD’s Office of Local Defense Community Cooperation (OLDCC), and University of Kentucky Pigman College of Engineering to facilitate a collaboration network for supporting advanced manufacturing and building the future defense workforce. Through this project, CREC and its partners are assisting ManTech in creating a new working group – the Advanced Manufacturing Workforce Collaboration Network (AWCN). AWCN will help DoD identify local and regional solutions that help to address the workforce skills needs of manufacturers that contribute to the nation’s defense supply chain. The AWCN will also provide a venue where manufacturing workforce stakeholders can come together to share regional solutions and models that might be replicated across the U.S.

Technical Assistance

About the Client


The vision of the program is a responsive world-class manufacturing capability to affordably and rapidly meet Warfighter needs throughout the defense system life cycle. Although DoD ManTech has a singular mission and shared strategic vision, all of the projects and initiatives are selected and executed through the Military Services and DoD Agencies. Each Component has […]