Are you looking to learn new skills from the ground up and have the opportunity to capture industry-recognized certifications? Are you looking for an entry-level role that can help build your career?

The Advanced Manufacturing Technician Apprenticeship Program (AMTAP) is a gateway to an exciting career in space manufacturing. No degree? No problem. This program is designed for people without related experience or needing a four-year degree. No matter where you are in your life or career, AMTAP can help you launch a career in Space and start you on a new path with competitive salary and opportunities for growth and advancement at the most admired aerospace and defense company in the industry.

The educators in AMTAP were fantastic. They were eager to share their knowledge and had a drive to see you succeed.
Hands on
A lot of the things that I went through was things that I never experienced in life: having people to care about you, knowing your superiors want you to succeed and making sure that they’re going to provide you every opportunity for you to succeed


The Advanced Manufacturing Technician Apprenticeship Program (AMTAP) is a United States Department of Labor (USDOL) Registered Apprenticeship. The AMTAP program will teach you how to build space flight hardware by providing a phased approach to learning with both classroom and hands-on learning opportunities at our LM Space facility in King of Prussia/Valley Forge, PA. 

No Experience, No problem! This program will teach you everything you need to be successful.

Successful candidates demonstrate the following abilities:

  • Great hand and eye coordination
  • Manual dexterity skills
  • Ability to follow detailed work instructions
  • Works well in a fast-paced, team environment
  • Interested in continuously learning and adapting to ongoing industry changes
  • Ability to perform precision work

$15/hr. plus benefits while in the 9-week classroom portion of the apprenticeship program.

$19.95/hr. upon offer of full-time employment.


COMING SOON Pennsylvania Cohort 2!

Classes start August 21, 2023

Application Period Opens: May 1, 2023

Virtual Information Session:

Join us for the virtual information session on Wed., May 3, 2023, 12 pm - 1:30 pm (ET).

During this session, you will learn more about the program and information on how to apply.

To register, CLICK HERE.

Lockheed Martin Space will host this session and will be held via zoom. If you cannot access Zoom, please email us at for dialing in options.

Application Period:

Applications will be accepted from May 1, 2023, through May 15, 2023.

On May 1st a link will be available directing you to the application page.

For more information, visit the Pennsylvania FAQs

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