Manufacturing skills training that works

Manufacturing skills training

180 Skills is an end-to-end manufacturing skills training solution

Our manufacturing skills training system enables employers, educators, and workforce professionals to deliver, on-demand, high-quality, low-cost, manufacturing skills training.

Created with employers, our manufacturing skills training solutions delivers the competencies needed to succeed in a manufacturing career.

From online learning to hands-on instruction, we provide all the tools you need to create, grow and retain a skilled workforce.

Innovative manufacturers, educators, and workforce professionals are creating skilled workers with the 180 Skills Training System

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We serve anyone who teaches manufacturing skills

180 Skills stands in the middle of the career and technical education ecosystem.

We deliver online skills training that expands the education capacity of every access point for manufacturing skills training.

Whether you’re an employer, educator, or workforce development professional, we check every box on your education to employment checklist:

  • Competency-based
  • Self-paced
  • Employer-aligned
  • Academic-aligned
  • Credential opportunities

It's All About Access

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Employers need manufacturing skills training solutions that enable them to create, grow, and retain their skilled workforce.

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Educators need competency-based, manufacturing skills training solutions that demonstrate high completion rates and offer more flexible options for nontraditional students.

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Workforce system education providers need lower-cost manufacturing skills training programs that increase completion rates and satisfy the new WIOA IET requirements.

The key to growing a skilled workforce is increasing access to skills training

76 million people lack the skills to make more than $22k

240,000 employers can’t find skilled workers

What if…

you could make skills training accessible to anyone, anytime, anywhere?

Now you can

Help us give back to make the world a better place, one skill at a time

Our social mission

180 Skills offers manufacturing skills training to underserved and underrepresented people, helping them to have a better life.

We believe that life is a journey that requires skills and that skills training should be there when it’s needed.

Everyone should have access to the skills they need to get a better job and increase their career opportunities, no matter what their current social or economic status might be.

SKills to Pay the Bills

For every new employer partner, we will donate five user licenses to nonprofit organizations who help veterans, at-risk youth, and the homeless.

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Earn-while-you-learn training provided by Wisconsin manufacturing company

Wisconsin Oven, an industrial oven manufacturer, has launched a collaboration with Gateway Technical College to set up a talent pipeline for itself, the company announced. The company has opened Wisconsin Oven Universal Training Center, where students can receive training and a paycheck. Wisconsin Oven will pay students $10 an hour while they complete their training. Wisconsin Oven will also pick […]


We are pleased to announce that we will be releasing new baseline skills courses for Microsoft Word in Q4, 2018. One in four job requirements in a technical job are “Baseline” skills. Baseline skills competencies cover a broad range of important, non-technical topics that are listed by employers as essential to job performance. The current 180 Skills Course library contains […]

It’s all about access

Letters from the field Volume 2 – Number 1 It’s all about access Give the non-traditional learner access to skills training and you’ll have all the skilled workers you need. As you read the news that there are now more jobs than people to fill them, don’t panic. What you may not know is there are 76 million Americans who […]

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