Smart Manufacturing Lab Aims to Make Florida an Industry Leader

Advanced Manufacturing International was awarded a $2 million grant for the project it hopes will establish Florida as a leader in smart manufacturing

Scarlett Evans, Assistant Editor, IoT World Today

July 11, 2023

1 Min Read

Advanced Manufacturing International (AMI) has received a $2 million grant to develop a smart manufacturing lab in partnership with Daytona State College.

The grant was awarded by the Florida Department of Commerce.

AMI said the Advanced Manufacturing Learning Environment will help train Florida’s workforce of the future, featuring Industry 4.0 technologies used in the manufacturing sector, which AMI said will create a “hands-on learning environment tailored to elevate the skills and competencies of students.”

The technologies will have a particular focus on those used in small and medium-size enterprises, to boost the state’s smart manufacturing workforce. 

“The long-term goal is to establish a regional talent pipeline that becomes an accelerator of economic growth,” the company said in a statement. “A highly skilled technical workforce is key to attracting new industry to Florida. Delivering world-class training in advanced manufacturing will ensure a constant conduit of talent, helping to recruit and retain manufacturing companies.”

“With the growth and expansion of the Space Coast, and the increased demand for a skilled workforce, this initiative will help equip Floridians with advanced manufacturing skills and industry-recognized credentials that will ensure jobs continue to drive innovation,” said Joe Veranese, AMI’s CEO.

AMI said it will work with Daytona State College as well as equipment manufacturers, content creators and software providers to create the lab. 

About the Author(s)

Scarlett Evans

Assistant Editor, IoT World Today

Scarlett Evans is the assistant editor for IoT World Today, with a particular focus on robotics and smart city technologies. Scarlett has previous experience in minerals and resources with Mine Australia, Mine Technology and Power Technology. She joined Informa in April 2022.

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