Advanced Manufacturing Resources

Training Resources
Funding Resources
Tax Incentives

Hiring Resources
Job Listings

Additional Workforce Resources
Members in Advanced Manufacturing
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The Middlesex 3 Corridor is a hub for high-tech manufacturing businesses, and the area has a wide-variety of workforce resources so that the area remains competitive in this vital sector.

Whether you are an established business looking to expand or train your employees or you are considering moving or locating your manufacturing facility to the area, there are financial and educational resources available to suit your individual business needs.

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Training Resources

Middlesex Community College

With campuses in Lowell and Bedford, and extensive online offerings, Middlesex Community College (MCC) has multiple avenues for company representatives to partner for their educational needs.

From job fairs, intern and mentoring opportunities, to developing custom curricula, and direct-billing programs, MCC can work with individual businesses to support their hiring and training needs.

UMass Lowell – Graduate, Online & Professional Studies

Part of the University of Massachusetts system, UMass Lowell offers non-credit and credit programs aligned with area businesses and technology clusters.

Plastics Seminar
Project Management
Leadership Academy

Businesses can take advantage of existing programs, or work with the university to develop custom training programs for employees.

As a Corporate Academic Partner, Middlesex 3 members and their employees receive discounts on tuition, enrollment and academic progression support, plus access to tuition vouchers and deferred billing options.

Northeastern Advanced Manufacturing Consortium (NAMC)

Become a partner in the Northeastern Advanced Manufacturing Consortium (NAMC); be part of a forum of employers, educators, and other key stakeholders dedicated to building an ample supply of skilled manufacturing professionals. Find information about NAMC training and apprenticeship programs.



MassHire connects businesses and jobseekers through a state-wide network of employment professionals. Businesses can post jobs, work with their local workforce board to identify training and training providers, and partner to create internship opportunities for local youth. MassHire is also a source for labor statistics for the region.

Metro North


Metro South/West


Greater Lowell


Funding Resources

Workforce Training Fund Program (WTFP)

All for-profit Massachusetts-based companies pay into the WTFP and are eligible to apply for either General Program Training Grants or Express Program Grants.

General Program Training Grants:

Massachusetts businesses can apply for a grant up to $250,000 for training incumbent workers. While the program funds the majority of training content, courses that a company is legally mandated to provide (such as OSHA training) are not eligible for funding under this program. Training programs must be completed within two years.

Express Program Grants:

Businesses may choose from the Express Directory of existing approved training programs and apply for the program at least 21 days before the training is conducted. This is the fastest way for businesses to receive training and reimbursement.

While any eligible business may receive an Express Grant, only businesses with under 100 employees are eligible to have the full cost of training covered, up to $3,000 / person / course. For grant recipients with more than 100 MA employees, companies may receive reimbursement of as much as half the total cost of training, up to $3K/person/course.

Tax Credit Resources

The MassHire Department of Career Services (MDCS) oversees a number of labor and workforce development programs including the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) program. WOTC is a federal income tax credit incentive provided to private sector employers. An employer may be eligible for WOTC when they hire and retain Veterans and individuals from other target groups with significant barriers to employment. The WOTC tax credit is a one-time tax credit for each new hire, and there is no limit to the number of new hires who can qualify an employer for a tax credit.

Hiring Resources

Highschool Graduates

MassHire (see above)

Middlesex Community College Employer Resources

Route 3 Corridor Vocational/Technical High Schools:

Lowell Regional Vocational Technical Highschool

Shawsheen Valley Technical High School

Minuteman Regional Vocational Technical High School

Minuteman Technical Institute

College & Post-College Graduates

UMass-Lowell Career Services

Northeastern Career Services

Job Listings

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M3 Connect LinkedIn Group

Join the M3 Connect Linkedin group to connect with other M3 members and post your questions, ideas, and events to share with other group members. This is a private group and members are encouraged to share their own best practices, referrals, and feedback.

Finding Employees


Training Employees


Hiring & Training Incentive Programs


Advanced Manufacturing


Life Sciences


Additional Workforce Resources

Work Share Program
WorkShare is a program that offers a smart alternative to layoffs. Employees work reduced hours while collecting unemployment benefits to supplement their lower wages.

Rapid Response Program
Rapid Response is a federally mandated, pre-layoff service designed for companies and employees experiencing a layoff or closing.

Department of Unemployment Assistance (DUA)
The Massachusetts DUA oversees the unemployment insurance (UI) program, which provides temporary income assistance to eligible workers in Massachusetts. DUA also determines and collects employer contributions to the UI program. We encourage employers to contact the Rapid Response team when considering layoffs

Members in Advanced Manufacturing

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SI 2 Technologies

Join the Workforce Development Subcommittee

Our cross-industry Workforce Development & Education Subcommittee meets twice a year to address workforce development initiatives, resources, and best practices.

Middlesex 3 Subcommittee