Apprenticeship Program

A longtime advocate of the skilled trades, Autocam Medical has teamed with local trade schools and colleges to develop talent in the industry. The company offers an Apprenticeship Program, which pays 100% of students’ college tuition and provides them with a full-time job while they are receiving training in computer numerical control (CNC) machining. Upon completion of the program, students earn a certificate in CNC Machining. The course of study also covers the State of Michigan’s requirements for a Journeyman’s card and puts apprentices on the path to receive a college degree, earning 27 credits.

Why Should You Participate in Autocam Medical’s Apprenticeship Program?

  • 100% tuition reimbursement
  • You’ll be considered a full-time employee and will work 40 hours on-site and 5 hours off-site per week.
  • Autocam Medical will cover 100% of the cost for your tuition and books.
  • You’ll earn 27 college credit hours towards an Associate’s Degree in Manufacturing Technology.


Advanced Manufacturing Partnership

Autocam Medical’s Apprentice Program is just one example of its commitment to help further the skilled trades industry. The company has also played an integral role in the creation of the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership (AMP) Lab at Western Michigan University. In addition to helping connect the lab with industrial partners in West Michigan, the company outfitted the 15,000 square-foot manufacturing incubator with the high-tech equipment needed to develop and evaluate new products and prototypes. This specialized machinery, coupled with the opportunity to receive valuable input from industry experts, has enhanced the lab’s ability to inspire the next generation of engineers, technologists, and designers.

What’s in the AMP Lab?

  • 3D Printers and Scanners
  • CAD/CAM Lab
  • CNC Machines
  • Plasma/Laser Cutter
  • Welding Station
  • Metrology Equipment
  • Prototyping Tools

“The AMP Lab is a makerspace in its truest form, addressing the needs of entrepreneurs and providing a space to bring ideas to life. Programming at this facility will foster a format of collaborative learning between educators and students.”

John C. Kennedy
President and CEO, Autocam Medical