School of Applied Science, Engineering and Technology

Advance Wisconsin - Manufacturing

Advance Wisconsin ManufacturingGrant program ends December 2015

Making the Future

The Wisconsin Strategy

Madison College is participating with the other 15 technical colleges across the state in a U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) Grant. Grant resources are providing opportunities for the colleges to expand and enhance their own programs to close the skills gap in advanced manufacturing. Request Information Button

Madison College’s Efforts 

Madison College’s efforts to close the skills gap include the development and implementation of a series of short-term credentials designed to prepare students with the skills needed to enter the manufacturing workforce. Students develop an understanding of manufacturing processes, tools, and safe work habits, as well as build on mathematics and communication skills applicable to industry. The knowledge and skills learned in these training programs provide students a foundation for pursuing careers and/or further education in manufacturing businesses, from machining and fabrication, to food production. 

Training Offerings

Available credential offerings include:  

  • Manufacturing Essentials Certificate
  • Machinist - no longer available
  • Fabricator (Fort Atkinson Campus) - no longer available
  • CNC Setup Technician - no longer available
  • CNC Operator - no longer available

Training will also be available for OSHA 10-General Industry, OSHA 30-General Industry, and CNC Basics.  

This workforce solution was funded by a grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration. The solution was created by the grantee and does not necessarily reflect the official position of the U.S. Department of Labor. The Department of Labor makes no guarantees, warranties, or assurances of any kind, express or implied, with respect to such information, including any information on linked sites and including, but not limited to, accuracy of the information or its completeness, timeliness, usefulness, adequacy, continued availability, or ownership. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration has funded 100% of this project equaling $1,209,535 to Madison College.

This is an equal opportunity program;individuals with disabilities may request auxiliary aids and services by calling 711 or 800-947-6644 Voice/TTY

Madison College is one of 16 technical colleges in Wisconsin that collectively was awarded a $14.9 million U.S. Department of Labor grant to improve advanced manufacturing training. The goal is to help individuals obtain the skills needed to earn a high-wage job in a high-demand industry. Find out more about the grant and programs offered through the state.