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Advanced manufacturing

In New Hampshire, advanced manufacturing is a crucial industry to our state’s economy. It drives the creation of products and services ranging from mechanical parts to microscopic electronics components. As a registered apprentice, you will join the team at a company producing complex and advanced tools and equipment for use across the globe or upgrade your skills to the next level. Advanced manufacturing companies share their specific needs with ApprenticeshipNH, so we can find the perfect program match among the 50+ available career tracks taught at our community colleges or create a customized educational program that meets the company’s specifications. 

A Registered Apprenticeship ensures that people will be successful on-the-job on day one.

For Apprentices

Well-paying careers

Advanced manufacturing is the evolution of traditional manufacturing trades. By using new technologies and methods, professionals – and apprentices – in this field improve processes and use sophisticated equipment that requires some advanced training. Depending on your career path, you could learn blueprint reading, machine tool math, hydraulics and a variety of other in demand high-tech skills.

The average salary in advanced manufacturing in New Hampshire:

$55,952 per year

For Employers

A pipeline of skilled, productive workers

Registered Apprenticeships are developing a new generation of workers to help our nation succeed in the 21st Century economy.

Having a skilled workforce is vital in the growth of advanced manufacturing businesses. Registered Apprenticeship is proven to:

  • Increase productivity
  • Boost employee retention
  • Improve company culture
  • Ensure knowledge transfer from experienced professionals

For every dollar spent on apprenticeship,

employers get approximately $1.50 ROI.

For High Schools

Prepare students for a rapidly changing job market

Use existing courses and work-based learning experiences to build or participate in pre-apprenticeship to registered apprenticeship opportunities that can serve as the foundation for a student’s career.

  • Provide experienced-based and authentic learning experiences that lead to in-demand careers
  • Support a smooth transition from high school to both college and career options
  • 15 manufacturing programs at Career and Technical Education Centers across the state manufacturing programs

Projected for a machinist through 2028

230 annual job openings

“We are so impressed with how quickly our apprentices’ knowledge has grown… This program has really been a game-changer for Cobham.”
– Al Hamwey, Senior Director of Operations, Cobham Electronic Solutions
“It’s been amazing to have been given this opportunity. The day that Dave from Wire Belt called me to offer me the job was life changing.”
– Tristan Chicoine, apprentice, Wire Belt Company of America

Professions in advanced manufacturing

  • Aerospace engineering and operations technicians
  • CNC machine tool programmers and operators
  • Electrical and electronic equipment assemblers
  • Electromechanical equipment assemblers
  • Extruding and drawing machine setters, operators and tenders
  • First-line supervisors of mechanics, installers and repairers
  • Industrial engineering technicians
  • Industrial engineers
  • Industrial machinery mechanics
  • Industrial production managers
  • Maintenance workers, machinery
  • Materials engineers
  • Mechanical drafters
  • Mechanical engineering technicians
  • Millwrights
  • Patternmakers, metal and plastic
  • Team assemblers
  • Tool and die makers
  • Welders, cutters and welder fitters
  • Welding, soldering and brazing machine setters, operators and tenders

Types of companies hiring advanced manufacturing professionals

  • Aeronautical/aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Chemical and petrochemical
  • Computers
  • Construction
  • Consumer Products
  • Defense
  • Electric utilities
  • Electronics
  • Environmental
  • Mining and metallurgy
  • Nuclear
  • Professional and scientific equipment
  • Textiles
  • Transportation
  • Water and wastewater
  • Food and beverage
  • Glass, ceramics and metals
  • Machine tool

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These New Hampshire advanced manufacturing companies are seeing the benefits of apprenticeship