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Aerospace Consortium Revamps AMTP Curriculum


The Aerospace Manufacturing training program was originally created in 2008 by Aerospace Consortium members to create a manufacturing talent pipeline focused on transferable skills for aircraft composites fabrication and assembly. The Consortium’s Skills committee came together in 2017 to revamp the AMTP curriculum to meet the demands of the next generation aircraft requirements. The driving force behind the development of the Aerospace Manufacturing Training Program (AMTP) was to build a skilled workforce pipeline for the region and provide students with hands-on and classroom instruction in basic manufacturing and aircraft assembly skills.  In 2017, Lockheed Martin began their F-35 ramp up which created an immediate need for entry level Aerospace assemblers. As Lockheed Martin prepared to increase production output of the F-35, to date they have hired hundreds of new employees. This demand has also trickled down to local suppliers making it difficult for employers to find skilled individuals to meet the demand in the Aerospace industry.

  • It provides skills training through a standardized, hands-on approach for entry-level composites workers in the Dallas-Fort Worth region.
  • The program can be a pipeline for companies with limited, near-term manufacturing talent needs for current production.  It can be utilized as basic training for long-term, future manufacturing talent pipeline needs.
  • Provides high-demand, high-wage skills training driven by industry needs for adult learners.  Funding assistance is available through the Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County for qualified dislocated workers and veterans.

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SkillUp Tarrant County! Residents Offered over 5,000+ courses through FREE online learning platform

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                               Media Contact: Lacey Douglas, Workforce Solutions 817.823.0533 / Tarrant County, Texas (February 22, 2022) – Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County (WSTC) announced today that they are providing Tarrant County residents free access to online career courses via Metrix E-Leaning System, through its “SkillUp Tarrant County” initiative. Starting immediately, Tarrant County residents can visit: to upgrade their skill sets. “SkillUp® Tarrant County is helping us build a workforce ecosystem that supports positive economic development through services…

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Aerospace Consortium Launches Mobile App

The DFW Regional Aerospace Consortium, managed by Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County has developed an Aerospace gaming application for smart phones and devices. The consortium is working with our regional academic partner, University of Texas at Arlington (UTA), to develop the game and in partnership with the North Central Texas Council of Governments. FLYBY was designed to generate interest in Aerospace and Aviation careers for elementary, middle, and high school students in an effort to build the local talent pipeline…