Posted: Mon, 07/02/2012 - 9:21am in Academics
SCTCC -- in partnership with a regional center of excellence -- is receiving nearly $3 million to educate and train manufacturing technicians.
The National Science Foundation is awarding a grant to the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) Manufacturing and Applied Engineering Center of Excellence. Since the creation of the Center in 2005, SCTCC has been a partnering institution in the 10-school consortium.
With the four-year grant, the Manufacturing and Applied Engineering Center of Excellence will:
- Work with K-12 schools to encourage more high school students to pursue manufacturing careers and prepare for rigorous manufacturing technician programs;
- Refine industry-driven curricula so it better serves today’s manufacturing industry and anticipates future needs; and
- Assess student learning to drive ongoing program improvement and provide evidence of student achievement.
The MnSCU Center of Excellence is a partnership of 10 institutions led by Bemidji State University. Partner institutions include SCTCC, Central Lakes College, Lake Superior College, Minneapolis Community and Technical College, Northland Community and Technical College, Northwest Technical College, Pine Technical College, Riverland Community College, and Saint Paul College.