IACMI Workforce Development

IACMI has leveraged institute partnerships, members, and IACMI facilities to create programs that grow the composites workforce by providing composites-related training opportunities.

HOSTED 100 INTERNSHIP PLACEMENTS

IACMI hosts interns each year at IACMI partner and member locations. Intern hosts include:

TRAINED 2,000 PARTICIPANTS

Immersive training workshops offer opportunities for hands-on training utilizing advanced technologies at IACMI facilities and through partnerships throughout the U.S. IACMI partners with organizations including Abaris Training, SAMPE, Composites One, and ACMA to host workshops across the U.S.

Emerging Topics for training include:

  • SMC Compounding
  • SMC Compression Molding
  • Composite Repair
  • Composite Recycling
  • Composites in Infrastructure

ENGAGED 9,000+ K– 12 STUDENTS IN STEM

  • Manufacturing Day activities with 7+ schools in Knoxville, TN and Detroit, MI
  • STEM partnership activities with Society of Plastics
  • Engineers’ PlastiVan and Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
  • Growing mentorship cycle with IACMI interns leading STEM events
  • Offering new STEM opportunities in underserved communities