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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. 

“We’re thrilled to bring 21st Century manufacturing to the mountains. This is about diversifying the region’s economy and finding sustainable answers, about taking our uniquely talented and hard-working Appalachian workforce of today and preparing them for the jobs of tomorrow.”
Kathy Walker, Founder, eKAMI

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

Justin Cornett, 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.

eKAMI is proud to be AS9100 Certified.

eKAMI is proud to be AS9100 Certified. AS9100 is a company level certification based on a standard published by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) titled "Quality Systems-Aerospace-Model for Quality Assurance in Design, Development, Production, Installation and Servicing".