The Jackson Area Manufacturers Association (JAMA) is a not-for-profit association of manufacturers and associate members located or doing business in Jackson County, Michigan, and the surrounding region. We have one goal in mind: the continued prosperity of our manufacturing members and the broader regional community as a whole. We focus on helping to improve the manufacturing climate of south-central Michigan as a leading provider of technology information, training, workforce and economic development support services, and issue advocacy at the local, state and federal levels.

Launched in 2005, the Academy for Manufacturing Careers (AMC) is a Skilled Trades Related Technical Instruction (RTI)/Apprenticeship customized training program designed by manufacturers to meet the needs of manufacturers across south-central Michigan. The AMC is a nationally recognized skilled trades related technical instruction Apprenticeship Program. The AMC is certified as a Registered Apprenticeship Program by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Apprenticeship (USDOL-OA) and is approved as a Michigan Licensed Proprietary School by the State of Michigan.



Olivia Steele, President


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