KARMA is combining technical education and workforce opportunities to support Navajo parents with young children to become interested and involved in hi-tech manufacturing skills and culture. Young children benefit from stable homes with informed parental environment that provide seamless academic transitions from K-12 into college and eventually apply their own learned skills.
KARMA programs will ultimately increase interconnection and self-sustaining opportunities within Navajo and show how students can be influential in their communities in creating this change while implementing advanced manufacturing. This change will entice upcoming students to stay in their communities to explore the potential in the field of advanced manufacturing. The resulting best practices, coupled with innovative educational programs, will empower Navajo students, faculty and communities to move into advanced manufacturing markets that can become a major Navajo economic engine.
The Ke’yah Advanced Rural Manufacturing Alliance (KARMA) is focused on developing entrepreneurship in Advanced Manufacturing and Technology to further economic opportunity on the Navajo Nation.
We are working to create the conditions that support youth, and their families to achieve success as individuals and as contributors to the larger Navajo Nation community and society.
We are built as a series of electronic communities of entrepreneurial opportunity and activity that bridge the vast distances on the Navajo Nation.
We work with entrepreneurs, empower them with tools and resources, and work to break down barriers that stand in the way of starting and growing their businesses.
We do this by creating an ecosystem of Advanced Manufacturing and Technology entrepreneurs, providing people with ideas, the connections, tools, and support needed to be successful.