Training in Defense Manufacturing

By Mike Flanagan, USA (Ret) 


China has been threatening US supremacy on the seas, but the Virginia-based Accelerated Training in Defense Manufacturing (ATDM) program and Veterans are part of the Navy’s solution. ATDM in Danville, VA, is the prototype for a regional training network that must produce 10,000 skilled trade workers over the next 10 years. Veterans are our best students for the four-month program because they have the maturity and mission-focus to complete the training and be ready to work within days of graduation. ATDM offers five possible trades that have critical shortages: Welding, Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Machining, Additive Manufacturing, Non-Destructive Test, and Quality Assurance.”  Visit the ATDM website (HERE) to apply.