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.

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

Selected participants will receive course tuition, fees, and books.  Student schedules will follow the Pellissippi State Community College academic calendar.

The program is not currently accepting applications.


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