The Skilled Trades Gap Is Global

Do a web search on “skilled trade shortage” and you will be directed to scores of articles detailing the dire situation not only in our country, but throughout the western world. For instance, this survey from the United Kingdom shows that for the 7th consecutive year the skilled trades were ranked by employers…
Parents Need to End the Stigma Surrounding Trade School

Parents Need to End the Stigma Surrounding Trade School

I’m going to be completely transparent: When I attended high school in the ‘90s, if you were a student who…
The U.S. Needs More Apprenticeship

The U.S. Needs More Apprenticeship

A nationwide shortage of trade workers had led many businesses and politicians to support more trade education and apprenticeship programs.…
We Won’t Solve America’s Skills Gap Until We Acknowledge Our Own Awareness Gap

We Won’t Solve America’s Skills Gap Until We Acknowledge Our Own Awareness Gap

It’ll advance younger generations—and the U.S. economy. The chasm between the skills that U.S. employers are looking for and the abilities…

Advanced Manufacturing Consortium

The Advanced Manufacturing Consortium is a private/public partnership that is member driven and is designed to help manufacturers grow and succeed.  The AMC collaborates with schools, career centers, economic development, governmental agencies, and other Ohio manufacturing resources.  Through collaboration the AMC provides an efficient and effective network with proven innovative solutions to manufacturing’s most challenging topics.


The purpose of the Advanced Manufacturing Consortium (AMC) at Northwest State Community College (NSCC) is to advance manufacturing by connecting Manufacturers to public/private resources in the northwest Ohio region and the state of Ohio.


The vision of the AMC is to be the primary support resource for manufacturers in the areas of Supply Chain, Sustainability, Workforce Development, Technology Acceleration, and Continuous Improvement

Become a Member Today!

Become a part of an active group of member companies, including manufacturers, suppliers, economic development groups, and others committed to efficiency.


Join as a member company to take advantage of free perks.

$250/per year
  • Get reduced prices on AMC sponsored training
  • Free membership in the Ohio Lean Consortium.
  • Up to 3 members can participate in AMC/OLC activities for free or reduced price.

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22600 State Route 34  Archbold, OH 43502


Tori Atkinson

(419) 267-1219




Anytime we have the ability to learn and grow from discussions with peer groups, we jump on the opportunity. The AMC has afforded us just that and been a valuable resource in continuing development of our operations.

Ben Nighswander
V.P. I Administration
APT Manufacturing Solutions

The AMC was instrumental in delivering OSHA safety training to our employees on site at our facility. The AMC is a great value supporting Arrow Tru-Line Inc. efforts to train our existing workforce and new hie on boarding.

Jill Jacoby
HR Director
Arrow Tru-Line Inc.