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Switching Careers Doesn’t Have to be Hard…

Get the skills you need for 21st Century Manufacturing


Manufacturers around the world are having a hard time finding qualified workers to fill advanced manufacturing jobs.  In fact, more than 3.5 million of these jobs are expected to go unfilled by the year 2025.  But now, the Haas eKentucky Advanced Manufacturing Institute (eKAMI) is about to change all that, right here for the thousands of uniquely talented men and women of East Kentucky. 

eKAMI students participate in immersive programs, with the goal of building the skilled workforce needed to attract skilled, high-paying jobs to the region.  These jobs are for the next generation of manufacturing such as computer numerical control (CNC) machinists, as well as machine building and tool maintenance technicians for the aerospace and other advanced manufacturing industries. 

“The opening of eKAMI is an exciting day. For Kentucky to remain the center of excellence in America for engineering and manufacturing, we need a steady supply of the most-qualified and highly-trained workers.”
Governor Matt Bevin

Rising, Falling and Rising Once More in Eastern Kentucky

Eastern Kentucky Pioneers:  Three men from east Kentucky were typical of thousands of others in the region.  Justin Cornett, Jonathan Ray and John Tackett had all been long time workers in the fossil fuel industry, following generations of family members. All three had responsibilities…families counting on them.

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The First Step

Thousands of Kentucky Miners are out of work, but the HAAS eKentucky Advanced Manufacturing Institute in Paintsville, Kentucky means education and new opportunities.

A New Career

John Tackett, a former miner, is one of many inspirational pioneers, blazing trails for a new generation to follow. There are big things are happening in East Kentucky.