Advanced Manufacturing Workforce Development (AMWD) Program

The AMWD Program is sponsored by the Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE) Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) and administered through ORISE by ORAU.

Program Description

The AMWD is a one-year educational and training certification program. While pursuing the certificate, participants will complete a 25-hour per week, hands-on advanced manufacturing internship.

Participants will be enrolled at Pellissippi State Community College as a part of this program and must commit to attending all classes, which will be offered two to three nights per week from 5:30 – 9:30 PM. The program qualifies for GI Bill benefits.

Classes include:

  • Engineering Technology Technical Communication
  • Fundamentals of Mechanical Drawing
  • Geometrics and Coordinate Measuring
  • Parametric Modeling
  • Composite Materials and Structures
  • 3-D Additive Manufacturing
  • Engineering Technology Capstone

The program starts August 25, 2014, and will end July 21, 2015. Student schedules will follow the Pellissippi State Community College academic calendar.

Selected participants will receive:

  • Course tuition, fees and books
  • $375 stipend per week (25 hours per week)


The program is open to active and former U.S. military servicemen and women, U.S. FIRST Robotics participants, undergraduate students, and recent A.A.S./B.S. graduates. Due to export control restrictions, only U.S. citizens may apply. Participants must commit to the full, one-year program.

Applications for the current class have closed.

Video – MDF Facility

Photo Gallery

In the gallery below you will find photos from the 2014 Advanced Manufacturing Workforce Development (AMWD) Program. Check back for more.


Leslie Fox

Program Manager