Trade Association Outreach

Jackson Area Manufacturers Association (JAMA)


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JAMA is a non-profit trade association, founded in 1937, serving manufacturers across south-central Michigan.


JAMA's Academy for Manufacturing Careers (AMC) is a US-DOL certified Registered Apprenticeship Program, a State of Michigan Licensed Proprietary School, and a Michigan Regional Skills Alliance.


The program delivers industry-developed advanced manufacturing adult training and hands-on youth summer and after-school educational programs such as Engineering is Elementary (K-3rd grade), I Can Make It Camp (4th-6th grade), Machining U (7th-8th grade) and Hot Rod U (high school).


For the last five years, JAMA has worked with local JTV to broadcast a show titled “Made in Jackson” that has now expanded to multiple counties and is titled “Global Great Lakes." Currently, JAMA is launching Dream It! Do It! Michigan, a statewide manufacturing image campaign being run in partnership with the National Association of Manufacturers and manufacturing support groups across the state.





Bill Rayl, Executive Director

Jackson Area Manufacturers Association

One Jackson Square, Jackson, MI  49201

Phone:  517-782-8266    E-mail:



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