Join Charlotte, NC's Booming Manufacturing and
Fabrication Industry

Hands-on training

Industry experienced instructors

Skills to be proud of

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About Us

AIM is well-known for providing high quality, hands-on training. Industry leaders demand the kinds of skills our students have after graduating. Our Industrial Manufacturing Technician program prepares you for a wide range of career fields.

Why choose manufacturing?

Manufacturing employment is growing at 2X the national average. The Charlotte Regional Business Alliance reported over 15,000 manufacturing jobs have been added in the Charlotte, NC Region since 2013.


Why choose us?

Join the movement in filling the workforce demands needed for skilled Manufacturing Technicians.

Manufacturing Workers

Discover more about us

AIM is part of a successful group of companies, which first began in Norfolk, Virginia, in 1969. We have maintained a tradition of excellence in education throughout our expansion of career schools for more than four decades.

Our Mission

Create an atmosphere for learning that is both personal and practical, while in a school that is friendly and informative in accordance with federal regulations and industry standards. We establish these high standards of education and training in order to maintain corporate satisfaction among the business community for the school’s graduates. We are proud of the technicians we have placed through the years with companies all over the world. Take a look at what some of our graduates do now.

What do they do now?

  • Works at NASA with Jacobs ERC (contractor for NASA's TOSC Test and Operations support.)

    Jerry Wojcieszak

  • Works for Van Wagner Airship Group (Blimp Company).

    Brian Montes

  • Works at GE Aviation, Jet Assembly plant in Layfayette, IN.

    Nick Ziegler

Support services for you.

Here at AIM, we think about the student first. So whether you are changing careers, transitioning from the military, or a recent high school graduate, we offer a wide variety of tools and support to help you reach your goal.

  • Programs

    With a variety of programs in a diverse field of disciplines, we help you find what is best suited for you to reach your goals.

  • Campuses

    With campuses across the continental US, AIM has a network of schools that reaches from the East Coast to the West.

  • Military Students

    We value those who serve and have served in the US military.

  • Student Services

    Our full-time advisors keep you connected and involved in your education, from the moment you enroll to even after you graduate.

  • Financial Aid - For Those Who Qualify

    Financial Aid is available for those who qualify. Contact your local campus to speak to a designated Financial Aid Representative.

  • Flexible Schedule

    AIM offers day, evening, and weekend classes. Schedules vary by location. Contact your campus to find out training schedules.

Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters
Average Annual Wages, May 2020

Fabricate, position, align, and fit parts of structural metal products.

All data is from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Ship and Boat Building


Machinery Manufacturing


Foundation, Structure, and Building Exterior Contractors


Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3323 and 3324 only)


Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing (3321, 3322, 3325, 3326, and 3329 only)


Companies that have hired our graduates.

  • A. Schulman
  • CarMax Inc.
  • Coca Cola Refreshments
  • Emerson Electric Company
  • G E Oil & Gas (JPort)
  • General Electric Company
  • Gulf States Toyota
  • Mustang Cat
  • Occidental Petroleum Corporation
  • Sewell Infiniti of North Houston
  • Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. (AT&T)
  • Union Pacific Corporation
  • Union Tank Car Company
  • United
  • United States Environmental Services

AIM is where you build your future.

Start your training for a rewarding career today!

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