Advanced Manufacturing Partnership (AMP) Open House Today

Interested Students and Parents Can Learn About FREE College, Good Jobs, Good Pay

Advanced Manufacturing Partnership (AMP) participating manufacturers will pay to educate, train and otherwise prepare high school graduates for careers in advanced manufacturing in West Michigan.  

WHAT:   AMP Open House for Students and Parents

WHEN:   Thursday, April 26, 2012 - 3:30 - 8:00PM

WHERE:  Paragon D&E (5225 33rd St. SE, Grand Rapids. )

WHO:     GRCC, Ferris, Anderson Global, Autocam, Paragon D&E, Tooling Systems Group

More information is available, including an informational video, by visiting

AMP students will get a job right out of high school, and selected students will also receive employer-paid tuition to attend GRCC to earn an Associate’s degree. That offer could be extended two more years if a higher degree is needed. GRCC’s Associate’s degree is fully transferable to FSU’s Manufacturing Engineering Technology-Bachelor of Science Degree.

AMP students are allowed to earn while they learn by working part-time and attending college part-time – getting their hourly wage while not having to pay tuition with loans.

“We are now looking for people who already take pride in their skills - and who will benefit even more from the college education we will make available to them,” said Dave Muir, President of Paragon D&E, one of the AMP manufacturers. 

Eligible students must have a minimum ACT in Math, Reading and English of 18, Level 4 Work Keys, and an aptitude for calculations, creating by computer and problem-solving.