Precision Manufacturing – PMRAP/2.0


See link to right for the: 2020 Workforce Development and Technology Adoption Survey Report!

See recent Press Release on MA $2.5M award for 2019 Manufacturing training! Picture from press event is below with grantees and Lt. Governor Polito.

Also, read Business West blog on how MHHCWB is helping CRRC MA USA build their rail-car manufacturing workforce!

Technology enabled precision manufacturing is one of the most important industry sectors in Massachusetts and in the Pioneer Valley Region. The precision manufacturing companies are small and medium sized enterprises (SME’s) and are part of a supply chain primarily engaged in producing precision mechanical parts, components, and sub-assemblies utilizing high technology equipment, lean manufacturing, and world class technology development. In order to remain competitive, the sector needs to be innovative, ensure a technologically competent incumbent workforce, and develop a system to ensure a sustainable pipeline of new qualified employees.

Since September 2006, the Hampden County Workforce Board, has been the lead agency in managing and directing the Precision Manufacturing Regional Alliance Project (PMRAP) and now PMRAP/2.0. PMRAP/2.0 represents a broad regional partnership comprised of precision manufacturing companies, educational/training institutions, economic development agencies, and interested community stakeholders, and has conducted capacity building initiatives and implemented workforce development programs for the precision manufacturing sector in the Pioneer Valley Region.

To see a video and learn more about this partnership go to:

To see our Advanced Manufacturing Training Framework (developed under our old REBHC name) – click here!

For further information please contact David M. Cruise at (413) 755-1362,

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