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Jun 16 180 Skills and Alternative Pathways Programs

Alternative Pathways Programs – 180 Skills highlighted by Tyton Patners and the James Irvine Foundation A two-part publication highlighting how alternative pathways programs can accelerate employment prospects for low-income adults

Mar 9 Why I Moved to Indiana and Joined 180 Skills

Why I Moved to Indiana and Joined 180 Skills Last month, I posted a blog on LinkedIn that was a personal reflection of why I love manufacturing. It shared a bit about what powers my passion and purpose. People. Every single day, I get out of bed wanting to support the people that make our lives easier and make this […]


Indianapolis – February 13, 2017 – Today, 180 Skills, LLC, is announcing that it has selected Jennifer McNelly as its new President. Jennifer will join 180 Skills on February 16, 2017. As President, Jennifer will lead industry engagement and strategy for 180 Skills, focusing on national and international strategic partnerships.

Feb 12 180 Skills – Technology Based Exit Strategy

This past year has been a busy one for 180 Skills, LLC. Not only have we launched our new online school but we have been collaborating with the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) and the Soldier for Life Program at Fort Lee in Virginia to offer skills training for their exiting military. The latest issue of Military Advanced Education […]

Jun 8 CNC Certification – Your Next Big Career Step

CNC machines (Computerized Numerical Control) are machine tools controlled by a specialized computer. They come in a wide range of types: mills, lathes, plasma cutters, drills, and more. Almost every machine tool used in manufacturing has a CNC variant. What Is CNC? CNC stands for Computerized Numerical Control. CNC allows for the efficient and cost-effective manufacturing of large quantities of […]

May 28 180 Skills Powers Army Advanced Manufacturing CNC Skills Education

For Immediate Release: May 27, 2015 Contacts: Office of the Governor: Brian Coy, (804) 225-4260, Brian.Coy@governor.virginia.gov | Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing: Alicia Durham, 804-722-3700, alicia.durham@ccam-va.com Governor Announces New Training Initiative to Transition Veterans into Advanced Manufacturing Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) has launched a new advanced manufacturing training program for active […]

May 18 How Composite Manufacturing and Repair Training Can Help You Get Ahead

So you’re ready to embark on a new career path, one that offers the potential for growth along with a healthy job outlook. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 264,000 job openings in manufacturing in 2014. The site goes on to state, “Industry experts say there’s a need for workers with the right skills in manufacturing. Employers […]

Apr 11 CPCC’s Non-Destructive Examination Technology program to offer 180 Skills online training

Central Piedmont Community College’s (CPCC) Non-Destructive Examination Technology (NDET) program has added two online training courses to its already impressive list of class offerings – Introduction to NDE and Visual Testing. These additions make CPCC the only community college in the Southeast to offer online NDET training programs to professionals seeking an easier, more flexible and convenient way to learn […]

Apr 10 180 Skills – Courses the Wow! – NAC Newsletter

180 Skills was featured in the National Aviation Consortium April 2015 Newsletter. 180 SKILLS – COURSES THAT WOW! Last month we introduced you to the Manufacturing Institute, an industry leader who helped launch the NAC grant. This month, we want to shine the spotlight on a team partner whose creativity is second to none – 180 Skills.


On Wednesday, January 28, 180 Skills team members and team members from Ivy Tech Community College traveled to the statehouse for the Aviation Association of Indiana (AAI) Legislative Day. Booths were set up for display in the spacious Rotunda. As legislators entered the State House, they had to pass by the exhibits. Many lawmakers stopped to visit with team members […]