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Partner with ATDM - An Employer's Perspective

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Train & Upskill Your Workers Quickly

If you are an employer needing to upskill your workforce, you’ve come to the right place. ATDM is the U.S. 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.  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.

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 the latest technology. 

The program areas are: 

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

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 veterans 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 and hire our graduates.
  • Engage with us and contribute Feedback on the Curriculum; ensure we’re training the latest skills and certifications needed by your company.

If you would like to learn more about how ATDM can help your organization, contact one of our representatives today at (434) 766-6680 or You can also download our informative brochure here.