Train & Upskill Your Workers Quickly

If you are an employer looking to skill or upskill your workforce, you’ve come to the right place. ATDM is the US Navy’s premiere accelerated training program — and the only one of its kind in the country.

According to the U.S. Naval Institute, “the shipbuilding and repair industry is facing increasing challenges from an aging workforce, lack of stability in the contract workload and a problem convincing young Americans that defense manufacturing and shipyard work is essential and well-paying, industry. The search for new  manufacturing workers and shipbuilders must overcome the constant pressure for high school graduates to go to college, as well as the lack of experience in today’s youth in the kinds of skills the industry needs.” 

That’s where ATDM comes in. The Accelerated Training in Defense Manufacturing (ATDM) Program is designed to build your workforce in multiple ways — you can upskill existing employees, send new hires for training, send conditional pre-hires for training, and hire directly from our program. And that is not even the best part. We can do this in months, not years — reducing the time to talent and, in most cases, making scholarships available to cover the costs of training and housing. All ATDM program areas are 16 weeks, with 600+ hours of instruction. Each individual program area is designed to equip individuals with the foundational skills needed to make an immediate impact in the SIB workforce.

ATDM is the Navy’s premier accelerated training program, and it is the only one of its kind in the country. Engaging with ATDM ensures that a skilled workforce pipeline will be there to support your business. We also help students of all ages — including our veterans — learn new skills and find fulfilling careers.

You need quick access to a skilled workforce. We deliver. We teach core, fundamental skills for your industry at our brand-new, state-of-the-art facilities, which are equipped with hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of the latest technology: 

  • Additive Manufacturing
  • CNC Machining
  • Quality Control Inspection (Metrology)
  • Non-Destructive Testing
  • Welding

Skills that will crush the workforce skills gap to usher in the next generation of technologically advanced subs. 

You need a cost-effective way to invest in good people. We’re funded by the U.S. Navy, able to train students in less time, and for less money, than anyone else. 

You need people who understand the vital mission ahead. Our graduates do, including vets who are looking for new ways to serve their country.

You need a partner to help grow and accelerate your operations. Working together, we are building the most highly skilled workforce imaginable. 

Helping you build a stronger America. 


  • Let us Train your Prospects and Upskill your workers.
  • Become a Participating Employer.
  • Become a Partner.

If you would like to learn more about how ATDM can help your organization, contact one of our representatives today at (434) 766-6689 or

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