The additive manufacturing industry has grown up to 30% over the past five years, adding thousands of new collar jobs to the American workforce. Yet just because the additive manufacturing industry has jobs, it doesn’t mean there isn’t difficulty filling them. New collar positions, like the ones created by AM, value technical skills over college degrees— something difficult to find in today’s workforce. 3Degrees is working to solve this problem. By partnering with local Chicago businesses, 3Degrees is looking to bring opportunity to the underserved West Side of Chicago. Providing training, mentorship, and funding through a 10-week intensive additive training program, students will gain a comprehensive understanding of machine operation, build prep, post processing, software, and more.
If you’re interested in joining the cohort, becoming a mentor, or sponsoring a student, please fill out the form below.