Career Cluster
Manufacturing, Engineering, and Technology

Advanced Manufacturing

This framework is designed for students to gain insight and skills and credentials necessary for success in this field, including the essential credentials: OSHA, Manufacturing Advancement Center Workforce Innovation Collaborative (MACWIC) Level 1, and National Institute for Metalworking (NIMS) Skills Machining Level 1.


Standards are critical areas of competency aligned to industry identified needs and Industry Recognized Credentials (IRCs) that will support student success in the field. Standards provide the structure that empower the teacher to choose the best curriculum and instructional approaches to guide skill and knowledge development for students.

Industry Recognized Credentials

Industry Recognized Credentials demonstrate standards and skills that strengthen student access to careers upon graduation. Each framework identifies at least one essential safety and essential industry credential, with supplemental and specialized credentials identified to help expand opportunities.

Instructional Resources

The following resources are provided to support educators in developing curriculum and delivering instruction related to this framework. For CTE Chapter 74 programs, instructors can refer to these resources in developing the 900+ hours of required learning time.

Employer Survey Highlights

Math Lessons:
The following Math Lesson and Teachers Guide provide an illustration of how a specific math concept is used in the context of career application.

Program Administration Resources 

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Advanced Manufacturing Massachusetts Career Outlook

Roles listed below are career pathways from the essential credentials identified in this framework. Annual Openings are opportunities for employment in the field each year due to attrition or retirements, median wage reflects all wages for the job title, and new jobs are the number of newly created positions in the field year over year.

Lathe and Turning Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic


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Computer Numerically Controlled Tool Operators


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Career and Technical Student Organization
State Teacher Licenses

Qualified educators will hold a Career Technical Teacher License in Advanced Manufacturing Technology.

About this Framework
Approved as of January 31, 2024