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ARMI: Career Exploration Pathways into Advanced Manufacturing for Diverse Learners

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Project Name
Uncovering and Engaging a Diverse Career and Technical Education Student Pipeline in Advanced Manufacturing

Project Description

CAST is partnering with the Advanced Regenerative Manufacturing Institute (ARMI) in a broad public-private initiative to “secure U.S. global leadership in advanced manufacturing.” CAST is focused on its workforce mandate to engage and build a diverse workforce in such futuristic fields as robotics, biofabrication, and hybrid electronics. Specifically, CAST is partnering with career and technical education schools, industry partners, and colleges to produce prototype career exploration modules that showcase the varied pathways into these new industries. The ultimate goal is to increase the number of students pursuing careers in these nascent fields from under-represented populations and backgrounds.

Invent your future with Biofab Explorer

Biofab Explorer is a free career guidance resource created as part of this project to attract and inspire students to the emerging field of Biofabrication. Biofab Explorer includes profiles of employees working in both the biotech and manufacturing sides of Biofabrication, as well as case stories documenting the life-changing impact of Biofabrication technology on the treatment of chronic diseases. The tool also includes a Teacher Guide to support teachers’ use of the modules in their classrooms.

If you have questions about using this free resource in your classroom, contact Alison Driscoll.

Try out BioFab Explorer


2018 – 2020


Advanced Regenerative Manufacturing Institute, Manchester, NH
Manchester High Tech High School, Manchester, NH
Nashua Technology Center, Nashua, NH

Project Leadership

Sam Johnston, Ed.D.


For more information about this project, please email

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