Engage, lift, and inspire transitioning members of our armed services and veterans with skills-based training for advanced manufacturing.
Our Vision

About Us

NFAMI was formed by UAT in 2022 because of our desire to give back to our Veterans and Servicemen/women of Montana. UAT is a long-standing member of Butte, MT’s community, and is a member company of UTRS. UTRS has a long history of supporting its Veteran community and UAT is excited to continue this proud tradition in Montana.

Expand Veteran and Soldier access to skill-based training and expand opportunities for Montana


Veterans represent a powerful solution to the manufacturing skills gap. It is important to recognize that Veterans inherently have a lot of skills to offer as a result of their training and service experiences. The rigorous training military members receive produces highly motivated employees who value communication, trust ,and responsibility. A few highlighted credentials are:

  1. Leadership
  2. Teamwork
  3. Strong Work Ethics
  4. Self-Directed and Motivated
  5. Innovative
  6. Resilient
  7. Core Values
  8. Problem solving
  9. Diversity
  10. Technology and Globalization

Operation Next Montana


Operation Next Montana offers welding and CNC rapid training courses at Highlands College curriculum free. Courses are 6 months in duration. The curriculum is online with hands-on application training. The hands-on application training is the last weekend of every month for 8 hours on Saturday and Sunday. The online curriculum must be completed before the hands-on training weekend. If a person is consistent, they can complete the program while working a regular job or going to school. Highlands College has staff to assist students and instructors throughout the online curriculum. Our goal is for students to receive their nationally recognized AWS certification for welding and NIMS for CNC.


Become a Sponsor

Please contribute to our meaningful cause as we make a difference in the lives of our Veterans and service members. Help our efforts as we serve those from whom we benefit from their service.

Corporate sponsorships are needed for the long-term viability of our program in the form of hiring pools, internships, apprenticeships, and monetary donations. Donations from individuals will be fully granted towards the travel costs or other personal expenses of students.


Our Current Sponsors

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