“I am an apprentice at Mazak and I’m in my second year at Gateway Community & Technical College. I love my job because it’s challenging, rewarding, innovative and it has set me up for the future. I am proud to say I made it in NKY!

High-Tech Opportunities – Rewarding Careers – Advanced Manufacturing

Do you enjoy hands-on work, such as mechanics, electrical work, robotics, computers, engineering or welding? If so, a rewarding career in Advanced Manufacturing is waiting for you!

Advanced manufacturing is an exciting field that provides:

  • On-the-job training
  • Apprenticeship opportunities
  • Competitive pay ranging from $40,000 - $60,000
  • Opportunities for advancement

Technically skilled employees are needed now more than ever. Advanced manufacturing companies are looking for talented, skilled and motivated individuals to build highly advanced products and operate and manage state-of-the-art technology. 

Opportunities in Northern Kentucky

In our region, advanced manufacturing companies are investing now in building a pipeline of highly trained workers for the future. Men and women are already employed as apprentices at Northern Kentucky companies even as their employers send them to college to learn the high-tech skills that advanced manufacturers require. The future is bright.


A New Coalition: A Collective Impact

The future of advanced manufacturing is so promising that leaders in industry, economic development, education and others have come together in Northern Kentucky to form a Coalition.

The Advanced Manufacturing Workforce Development Coalition is a collaboration of employers, educators, economic development professionals, the workforce investment system, and community agencies to address occupational shortages in the industry while providing career opportunities for job seekers and incumbent workers and career exposure opportunities for youth.

More about the Coalition's news and activities can be found here and here.

Explore programs and career paths in advanced manufacturing here.


Want to know more?

Learn about opportunities for employment, apprenticeships, or training in advanced manufacturing. Michelle Flick can help. Contact her at or 859.815.7687. Submit the contact form for more information.