LIFT/IACMI Learning Hub

The LIFT/IACMI Learning Hub is a joint education and workforce development initiative between LIFT and IACMI – The Composites Institute, two Manufacturing USA institutes, providing the first nationally relevant, open source and scalable online library of lightweighting and composites related education materials for use by educators and students at all levels. The creation of the Learning Hub is directly tied to the goal of the Manufacturing USA institutes to build and support the skilled and educated manufacturing workforce of the future and address the skills gap.

Over the next decade, there are expected to be nearly 3.5 million U.S. manufacturing jobs needing to be filled. However, it is expected that 2 million of those jobs will go unfilled due to the existing skills gap in workers with the skills and training to fill those jobs.

To prevent the skills gap from growing even wider, the LIFT/IACMI Learning Hub puts the educational resources right at the fingertips of teachers and students.

To launch the Learning Hub, click the button below.

Visit the LIFT/IACMI Learning Hub


  • Save Your Searches: After completing a search and filtering down to a set of results you find helpful, you can save your search for later review, sharing and exporting. Once logged in, simply click “My Account” in the upper right and select “Saved Searches” to view, share and export your saved searches.
  • Favorite Resources: See a resource you really like and want to save it for later? Simply click the heart icon on any results or resource page and that resource will be saved to your Favorites. Once logged in, simply click “My Account” in the upper right and select “Favorites” to view your favorite resources.
  • Ratings: Would you like to let others know that a specific resource was helpful? Simply click the thumbs up or thumbs down at the top of any resource page indicating if you “found this helpful”.
  • Submit An Update: Did you find a resource that’s out of date or a broken link? At the bottom of any resource page, you’ll be able to easily submit an update for that resource.