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WASpokane Community CollegeSpokane Community College
Air Washington, a consortium of 12 Washington state community colleges, the state’s aerospace technology centers, 8 employers and the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (AIM) Local 751 and 160 are designing and implementing the comprehensive education and training necessary to meet Washington State’s growing workforce demands identified by employer partners in the aerospace industry sectors of advanced manufacturing/machining, aircraft assembly, aircraft maintenance, composites, and electronics. Air Washington is developing and aligning aerospace program curricula to meet industry need, aligning Airframe & Powerplant (A & P) curriculum to meet European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) standards and increasing the number of qualified aerospace workers.
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CAMiraCosta CollegeMiraCosta CollegeCorporate Partnerships are the Lynchpin for Many College Programs” (CC Times, August 30, 2011)Community College Times
In California, MiraCosta College was able to develop a biotechnology facility with funding from several area companies. The firms provided lab equipment assistance with curriculum development, internships, scholarships and job placement.
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MSEast Central Community CollegeEast Central Community CollegeRural Colleges Respond to Changing Workforce Needs” (CC Times, March 23, 2011)Community College Times
East Central Community College (MS) is considering a new biofuels training program in case KiOR Co. relocates to its area.
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OHColumbus State Community CollegeColumbus State Community College
In Ohio, Bio industry organization BioOhio worked with businesses to collect workforce data, the collaborated with college partners state-wide to develop curriculum based on business need. They secured a $5 million DOL grant for a bio workforce effort. Columbus State Community College, which hadn’t previously had any bio programming, developed a bioscience program and pathway for bio manufacturing. The pilot class of six graduated in Sept. 2011. A class of 32 will graduate in March 2012. Business partners include Abbott Nutrition, Battelle Manufacturing, and GFS Chemicals.
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INIvy Tech Community CollegeIvy Tech Community CollegeYou’ve Got a Friend…In Industry (CC Journal, Aug/Sept 2011)Community College Journal
Ivy Tech Community College (IN) partnered with local energy companies and the Indiana Dept. of Workforce Development to form the Indiana Energy Consortium to develop a talent pool to fill administrative and management openings in the energy industry.
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WVNew River Community and Technical CollegeNew River Community and Technical CollegeRural Colleges Respond to Changing Workforce Needs (CC Times, March 23, 2011)Community College Times
New River Community and Technical College (WV) receives guidance from Appalachian Electric Power – as well as equipment – to train students in the installation, maintenance, inspection, and removal of electric transmission and communication lines.
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IANortheast Iowa Community CollegeNortheast Iowa Community CollegeRural Colleges Respond to Changing Workforce Needs (CC Times, March 23, 2011)Community College Times
Northeast Iowa Community College started an underground natural gas training program in partnership with Black Hills Energy and Alliant Energy. About 65% of the employees in the energy industry are nearing retirement age.
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WVWest Virginia Northern Community CollegeWest Virginia Northern Community College
To design a comprehensive recruitment, training, placement, and retention program for high priority occupations in the natural gas drilling and production industry, ShaleNET was established. West Virginia Northern Community College, Westmoreland County Community College, Eastern Gateway Community College, Broome Community College, and Pennsylvania College of Technology are part of ShaleNET, along with multiple natural gas employers across four states.  ShaleNET works to build an industry-recognized uniform training and certification program for the industry.
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PAWestmoreland County Community CollegeWestmoreland County Community College
To design a comprehensive recruitment, training, placement, and retention program for high priority occupations in the natural gas drilling and production industry, ShaleNET was established. West Virginia Northern Community College, Westmoreland County Community College, Eastern Gateway Community College, Broome Community College, and Pennsylvania College of Technology are part of ShaleNET, along with multiple natural gas employers across four states.  ShaleNET works to build an industry-recognized uniform training and certification program for the industry.
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OHEastern Gateway Community CollegeEastern Gateway Community College
To design a comprehensive recruitment, training, placement, and retention program for high priority occupations in the natural gas drilling and production industry, ShaleNET was established. West Virginia Northern Community College, Westmoreland County Community College, Eastern Gateway Community College, Broome Community College, and Pennsylvania College of Technology are part of ShaleNET, along with multiple natural gas employers across four states.  ShaleNET works to build an industry-recognized uniform training and certification program for the industry.
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NYBroome Community CollegeBroome Community College
To design a comprehensive recruitment, training, placement, and retention program for high priority occupations in the natural gas drilling and production industry, ShaleNET was established. West Virginia Northern Community College, Westmoreland County Community College, Eastern Gateway Community College, Broome Community College, and Pennsylvania College of Technology are part of ShaleNET, along with multiple natural gas employers across four states.  ShaleNET works to build an industry-recognized uniform training and certification program for the industry.
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PAPennsylvania College of TechnologyPennsylvania College of Technology
To design a comprehensive recruitment, training, placement, and retention program for high priority occupations in the natural gas drilling and production industry, ShaleNET was established. West Virginia Northern Community College, Westmoreland County Community College, Eastern Gateway Community College, Broome Community College, and Pennsylvania College of Technology are part of ShaleNET, along with multiple natural gas employers across four states.  ShaleNET works to build an industry-recognized uniform training and certification program for the industry.
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NCCentral Piedmont Community CollegeCentral Piedmont Community College
Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) has partnered with Siemens Energy for more than a decade to provide training for employees. Siemens recently completed a $350-million expansion to build and refurbish gas turbines, and has expanded its partnership with CPCC.  Between Sept. 2010 and Feb. 2012, more than 600 classes at CPCC have been provided to more than 2,700 pre-employment candidates and employees. In addition, CPCC reached out to another area of Siemens Global to become certified as the first North Carolina community college to offer the Siemens Mechatronic Systems Certification Program. The college sent four instructors to the Siemens Technik Akademie-Berlin to become Level I and Level 11 certified to offer the Siemens Mechatronic Systems certification to local companies, students, and apprentices. 
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NCCentral Piedmont Community CollegeCentral Piedmont Community CollegePositive Energy (CC Journal, Oct/Nov 2010)Community College Journal
Central Piedmont Community College (NC) offers a sustainability technologies degree. Courses address specific training needs of local employers.
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MIGrand Rapids Community CollegeGrand Rapids Community CollegePositive Energy (CC Journal, Oct/Nov 2010)Community College Journal
Grand Rapids Community College (MI) collaborated with Safety Technology LLC and two other companies to design a wind safety program
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ORColumbia Gorge Community CollegeColumbia Gorge Community College
To meet the immediate need for trained wind technicians, Columbia Gorge Community College initiated a pilot non-credit, six-month training project to turn out entry-level workers for jobs at Acciona Energy and other firms. After the pilot project, 22 of the 24 students were in jobs paying $20-$24/hour.  In fall 2008, CGCC phased in its renewable energy technology program. Employers supported the development of the curriculum.
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MENorthern Maine Community CollegeNorthern Maine Community College
Northern Maine Community College partnered with wind turbine company Vestas to develop the college’s Wind Power Technician program, a 71-credit AAS degree that offers broad fundamental training in the electrical, electronic, and mechanical aspects of the wind power industry, with a focus on wind turbine maintenance and electrical power production. It’s the first of its kind at a post-secondary institution in New England. The program is small and very new, but Vestas hired two students last year, an intern, and has indicated plans for hiring at least 10 this spring.
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OHCincinnati State Technical and Community CollegeCincinnati State Technical and Community College
Cincinnati State Technical and Community College, with 9 other community colleges and partner employers, formed a Health Professions Pathways Consortium to provide trade-impacted and low-skilled workers with adequate preparation for training in health professions, and to expand and enhance the healthcare workforce. The consortium is supported with a $19.6 million TAACCCT grant.
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IANortheast Iowa Community CollegeNortheast Iowa Community College
Bridges2Healthcare is a project lead by Northeast Iowa Community College and includes seven other community colleges. TAA-eligible workers and other low-wage workers, as well as unemployed and dislocated workers, will receive training in healthcare programs that help meet industry demand. The consortium is supported with a $12.7 million TAACCCT grant.
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VATidewater Community CollegeTidewater Community College
Tidewater Community College (VA) is leading a statewide consortium of 23 community colleges on Viriginia RETHINKS Health Sciences Education. A number of employer partners are part of the program, including Mountain States health Alliance, Rappahannock General Hospital, and Northern Neck Insurance Company. The program will help students prepare for work in the health sciences while also contributing to the state’s college completion agenda. The consortium is supported with a $24 million TAACCCT grant.
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WVNew River Community and Technical CollegeNew River Community and Technical CollegeRural Colleges Respond to Changing Workforce Needs” (CC Times, March 23, 2011)Community College Times
When a new luxury resort opened near New River Community and Technical College, the college started a program to train dealers for blackjack, roulette, craps and three-card poker.
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OHColumbus State Community CollegeColumbus State Community College
Columbus State Community College has established industry partners within the Logistics warehouse and distribution industry. Industry leaders indicated a need for 17,000 new and replacement workers in Central Ohio, as well as worker trained with 21st century skill sets. The program, which had a goal of training 1,082 new warehouse/distribution employees and 400 incumbent workers, includes computer training, customer service training, and technical training. To date, 506 people have graduated, many of whom have been hired.
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MOSt. Louis Community CollegeSt. Louis Community College
Training programs offer displaced workers skills for success in a reviving economy. St. Louis lost 10,000 jobs in the auto industry. St. Louis Community College offers training in new technologies to help students get jobs. Many have gained skills to get jobs at Boeing assembling jets.
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AZYavapai Community CollegeYavapai Community CollegeBack to Work (CC Journal, Dec/Jan 2010)Community College Journal
The computer numeric control machinist industry was behind production due to lack of skilled labor, so Yavapai Community College designed an 8-week intensive program to train new workers. To date, 500 students have progressed successfully through the program.
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MSItawamba Community CollegeItawamba Community CollegeCorporate Partnerships are the Lynchpin for Many College Programs (CC Times, August 30, 2011)Community College Times
In rural Mississippi, Itawamba Community College is working with Toyota and auto parts suppliers to train employees for new manufacturing plants expected to bring about 2,500 jobs to the area.
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MTFlathead Valley Community CollegeFlathead Valley Community CollegeWelding Continues to Offer Hot Job Prospects (CC times, January 6, 2012)Community College Times
Community colleges are using mobile stations to train welders, particularly in rural areas. In Montana, Flathead Valley Community College teamed with Stinger Welding, Inc., to use a tractor trailer equipped with 10 welding stations.
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NCPitt Community CollegePitt Community CollegeWelding Continues to Offer Hot Job Prospects (CC times, January 6, 2012)Community College Times
At Pitt Community College (NC), mobile welding labs are used to give formal training to employees of Mestek, Inc.
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WINortheast Wisconsin Technical CollegeNortheast Wisconsin Technical College
The North Coast Marine Manufacturing Alliance initiative, coordinated by Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC), is comprised of seven ship building companies and in addition to NWTC, two other higher education partners. The purpose of the North Coast Marine Manufacturing Alliance is to convene the ship, yacht and boat manufactures in the region to work in partnership with the leaders in workforce development, educational institutions, and economic development to promote, develop, and grow the industry. Currently Marinette Marine Corp., a Fincantieri company, one of the member companies located near the Marinette Campus of NWTC, was awarded a contract to build 10 Littoral Combat ships for the U.S. Navy. This means 1,000 new jobs at Marinette Marine and about 5,000 ancillary jobs over the next three years. NWTC has partnered closely with Marinette Marine, and other manufacturers, to develop and present the training needed to provide highly skilled workers producing the best ships and products in the world.
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GAGeorgia Piedmont Technical CollegeGeorgia Piedmont Technical College
In 2007, Georgia Piedmont Technical College responded to industry need by convening a large group of building automation and controls companies – including Siemens, Johnson Controls, and Honeywell – to develop a new career path into the building performance industry that outlined industry-wide competencies. Industry contributed to the curriculum and evaluates the program on an ongoing basis. Companies have donated equipment. Placement rates for students in the field are about 80%.
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WINortheast Wisconsin Technical CollegeNortheast Wisconsin Technical College
Northeast Wisconsin Technical College launched the North Coast Marine and Manufacturing Training Center in January 2012. This new training facility is primarily designed to help keep a skilled pipeline of workers flowing to meet the needs of Marinette Marine Corporation as well as other local manufacturers. Marinette Marine plans to hire 1,000 new workers after landing the U.S. Navy contract. The primary purpose is to customize shipbuilding skills for incumbent workers with preexisting marine manufacturing skills while drawing in new blood to their Marine construction technical diplomas and Marine Engineering Technology associate degree programs. The NWTC North Coast Marine Manufacturing Training Center will serve as an extension of the NWTC Marinette campus and provide training for other industry sectors in addition to marine manufacturing.
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NationwideTrading Up (CC Journal, Dec/Jan 2011)Community College Journal
Colleges ramp up industrial training programs to meet workforce demand. W.W. Grainger, recognizing the need for skilled workers in the industrial trades, created Tools for Tomorrow scholarships to help students enrolled in programs such as welding, plumbing, automotive mechanics, and construction. A third of the scholarships go to veterans.
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KYGateway Technical and Community CollegeGateway Technical and Community College
Gateway Technical & Community College (KY) conducts an 11-week boot camp for employer Mazak to provide specific welding skills. Once the employee finishes the boot camp, they work for a period of time and have the possibility of taking part in a multi-year apprenticeship program.
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Eleven Alabama community colleges and 11 automotive manufacturing technology suppliers employers formed the consortium CARCAM. Funded by the National Science Foundation, CARCAM’s existing educational curriculum is specifically designed and developed to educate employees on the advanced technology of the automotive manufacturing industry in Alabama.
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FLIndian River State CollegeIndian River State CollegeFla. College to Open Regional Center for Nuclear Training (CC Times, August 30, 2011)Community College Times
By 2030, the U.S. will need 41,000 nuclear technicians, most jobs located in the Southeast. Indian River State College in Florida will train skilled nuclear employees with the establishment of the Regional Center for Nuclear Education and Training. The college is partnering with four other colleges, 27 industry partners, and 12 government agencies. Most graduates from IRSC’s nuclear program go straight to work at the local St. Lucie plant.
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GAAugusta Technical CollegeAugusta Technical CollegeYou’ve Got a Friend…In Industry (CC Journal, Aug/Sept 2011)Community College Journal
In Georgia, Southern Nuclear reached out to Augusta Technical College to train new workers for the Plant Vogtle facility, which is expanding.
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CTThree Rivers Community CollegeThree Rivers Community CollegeYou’ve Got a Friend…In Industry (CC Journal, Aug/Sept 2011)Community College Journal
At Three Rivers Community College (CT), Dominion Power has provided scholarships for nearly half the students enrolled in the Nuclear Tech program and provides a summer co-op
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WIMadison Area Technical CollegeMadison Area Technical CollegeThe Social Media Network (CC Journal, Dec/Jan 2012)Community College Journal
In response to business demand in Wisconsin, Madison Area Technical College launched its first social media certificate program in Fall 2010.
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OHCincinnati State Technical and Community CollegeCincinnati State Technical and Community CollegeThe Social Media Network (CC Journal, Dec/Jan 2012)Community College Journal
At Cincinnati State Technical and Community College, students can enroll in an Institute for Social Media. The college formed an advisory council of social media professionals, including experts from Procter & Gamble, to develop the program.
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NCSandhills Community CollegeSandhills Community CollegeThe Social Media Network (CC Journal, Dec/Jan 2012)Community College Journal
Sandhills Community College (NC) offers a Social Media Manager Certification course.
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CASanta Monica CollegeSanta Monica College
Santa Monica College (CA) partnered with PromaxBDA to design a one-year training program on how to write and produce promotional videos. The company designed a structured mentorship program and worked with creative directors and industry executives to help transition students into paying jobs. Most of the 25 students were hired within two weeks of graduation.
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VATidewater Community CollegeTidewater Community College
Tidewater Community College (VA) worked with the Virginia Highway Users Association to set up a truck driver training program. Employers include UPS, USA Truck and J.B. Hunt.
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TNRoane State Community College Roane State Community College
Roane State Community College’s Advanced Materials Training and Education Center (AMTEC) is a no-cost, high-tech training program for those who are unemployed or underemployed. AMTEC is funded by a $2.86 million Community Based Job Training Grant awarded in June 2010 by the U.S. Department of Labor. The program takes 14 weeks to complete, and participants are trained to work as manufacturing technicians.

An example of the work AMTEC does to serve the community occurred when about 250 workers were affected when a Food Lion distribution center and store closed. AMTEC representatives contacted Food Lion to arrange a special seven-week training program for laid-off workers. Eagle Bend Manufacturing, an automotive parts supplier in Clinton, has committed to interviewing and possibly hiring qualified individuals who complete the training program.
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TNRoane State Community CollegeRoane State Community College
Roane State received a $1.64 million grant last fall as part of President Obama’s $37 million Jobs and Innovation Accelerator Challenge, a multi-agency competition to support the advancement of 20 high-growth, regional industry clusters. Partners with Roane State in the grant include the Oak Ridge Carbon Fiber Composites Consortium, University of Tennessee Center for Industrial Services, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, East Tennessee Economic Council, Innovation Valley Inc., Tech 2020, Tennessee Automotive Manufacturers Association, Toho Tenax, Composite Applications Group, Poly Carbon Industries, Scenic Industries, and boat companies represented by the Tellico Reservoir Development Agency. With the grant, Roane State is developing a project called the Advanced Composites Employment Accelerator. The ACE project will involve several initiatives such as developing an associate’s degree program at Roane State to prepare students to work in the composites industry and helping small businesses understand and take advantage of opportunities in the composites industry. Composites, including carbon fiber, are used to create lightweight, durable and energy efficient products.
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TNRoane State Community CollegeRoane State Community College
Roane State has joined with area corporations such as Babcock & Wilcox Y-12, Tennessee Valley Authority, and GEM Technologies, Inc., to help train military veterans to work in engineering. The initiative provides an opportunity for military service members to complete their education and have a job waiting for them in an engineering career field in Tennessee. The program matches veterans’ service to country, discipline, and skills to the region’s future technical needs. The program includes community and corporate support for veterans while they are in school and guarantees veterans a STEM (science, technology, engineering or math) job upon graduation. The program began because area community leaders, industry leaders and education leaders recognized that Oak Ridge and Knoxville needed workers in technical skills such as engineering, but existing veterans programs did not provide support for them to achieve technical degrees.

Pellissippi State Community College also is part of the initiative.
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KYKentucky Community and Technical College SystemAMTECAutomotive Manufacturing Technical Education Collaborative (AMTEC)ATE-AMTEC
AMTEC is working to increase the number of students who transition successfully from secondary to postsecondary technical programs and then into the workforce. To accomplish this goal, AMTEC is building on the career pathways work of its partners—CARCAM, Alamo Community College, and Lansing Community College. Most importantly, it is engaging Ford Motor Company, General Motors Company, Toyota Motor Manufacturing, BMW, and other employers in the development of effective pathways to the auto industry’s high-skill and high-wage careers.
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MIMacomb Community College Center for Advanced Automotive Technology (CAAT)ATE-CAAT
CAAT is located in southeast Michigan, home to the largest American automakers, numerous foreign automakers, and more than 270 automotive research and development centers. CAAT focuses on meeting the nation’s need for skilled technicians in advanced automotive technologies. These technologies are shifting the transportation economy from petroleum-powered engines to new vehicle propulsion systems. These new systems include electric vehicles, hybrid electric vehicles, plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, alternative fuel vehicles, and fuel cell vehicles.
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ALGadsden State Community CollegeConsortium for Alabama Regional Center for Automotive Manfacturing (CARCAM)ATE-CARCAM
Whether it is tool and die maintenance at Honda of America Manufacturing, Inc., composite materials at Hyundai Motor America, or advanced machining with automotive supplier firms, CARCAM colleges work with industry leaders to develop and redesign community college workforce education for today’s globally competitive environment. With advice from Alabama’s leading automotive manufacturers and suppliers, the center’s staff continually reviews courses for automotive manufacturing technician degree programs and ensures that CARCAM colleges’ curricula meet industry needs.
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FLHillsborough Community CollegeFlorida Advanced Technological Education Center (FLATE)ATE-FLATE
The Engineering Technology (ET) degree program conceived, engineered, and coordinated by FLATE is the first of its kind to offer a cohesive, comprehensive, and completely articulated inter-institutional program. The ET degree program’s core courses align with Manufacturing Skills Standard Council (MSSC) certification, which is part of the NAM-endorsed certificate system. This gives students the option to join the workforce quickly through an ET certificate program or to apply their certificate toward an associate in science or associate in applied sciences degree.
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CTConnecticut Community Colleges College of TechnologyRegional Center for Next Generation Manufacturing (RCNGM)ATE-RCNGM
The RCNGM works dynamically with regional and national partners to improve manufacturing practices essential for keeping the U.S. competitive in today’s global economy.  The center maximizes its impact through business, industry, professional and organizational partners such as the 10,000-member Connecticut Business and Industry Association (CBIA), the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology, the National Association of Workforce Improvement, the Office of Workforce Competitiveness, Department of Labor, and Department of Economic Development. Through its partnership with CBIA, for instance, RCNGM placed 130 educators with advanced manufacturing companies for 4-week externships. All the instructors gained new insights about how to prepare students for today’s advanced manufacturing workforce. Following their externships, they implemented new curricula and classroom activities using real-world, hands-on design projects.
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NYHudson Valley Community CollegeNortheast Advanced Technological Education Center (NEATEC)ATE-NEATEC
NEATEC has assembled extraordinary opportunities for community college and secondary school students to engage in cutting-edge nanotechnology and nanoelectronics education programs. The center provides students with hands-on learning opportunities in semiconductors and photovoltaics (PV) at Hudson Valley Community College’s (HVCC’s) TEC-SMART facility.  NEATEC has established cooperative learning (co-ops) and internship opportunities with CNSE and its partners, including IBM and International Sematech. NEATEC is the first National Science Foundation ATE center to provide students with direct access to cutting-edge fabrication tools in a state-of-the-art nanoelectronics prototyping facility.
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MDCommunity College of Baltimore CountyTechnology and Innovation in Manufacturing and Engineering (TIME Center)ATE-Time-Center
The TIME Center prepares students for manufacturing and engineering technology careers; produces flexible, responsive, and current industry-driven curricula; updates faculty skills through innovative professional development experiences; promotes a positive image of manufacturing and engineering technology careers, and builds strategic partnerships among industry, education, and government stakeholders.
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CACity College of San FranciscoBio-Link: Next Generation National ATE Center for Biotechnology and Life SciencesATE-Bio-link
Bio-Link shares shares curriculum and instructional materials; provides faculty with professional development; hosts a National Summer Fellows Forum; distributes donated equipment; and prepares students for technical careers in biotechnology and life sciences. For example, Bio-Link’s internship program enhances career pathways.  As more companies partner with Bio-Link-affiliated community and technical college programs, they are also learning the value of internships that provide students with actual industry experience. Companies also appreciate the opportunity to have potential employees working in a learning mode at their sites.
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TXCollege of the MainlandCenter for the Advancement of Process Technology (CAPT)ATE-CAPT
CAPT is the only national organization of its kind, bridging education and the process technology industry for the direct benefit of both. The impact of CAPT’s successes in process technology education has been felt around the country by more than 4,200 students who have earned process technology (PTEC™) associate degrees from 56 CAPT partner colleges. With a majority of companies requiring entry-level technicians to have a PTEC™ associate degree or equivalent experience, the highly skilled and well-educated graduates of CAPT-affiliated programs are in demand. Industry’s recognition of the quality of CAPT programs provides opportunities that students can build upon throughout their careers.
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PAMontgomery County Community CollegeNortheast Biomanufacturing Center and CollaborativeATE-NBC2
NBC2’s outreach to industry has helped the graduates of 2-year technical programs attain technician positions at biomanufacturing companies that were previously limited to bachelor’s degree holders. The graduates of NBC² community college programs are employed at many small biomanufacturers as well as at these global companies: Pfizer Inc., Genentech, Inc., Roche, Life Technologies Corporation, Shire plc, Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Rohm and Haas Company, Celltech Group plc, EMD Serano, Inc., Repligen Corporation, Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Millipore, Human Genome Sciences, Inc., MedImmune, LLC, Merck & Co., Inc., Eli Lilly and Company, Centocor Ortho Biotech Inc., Johnson & Johnson Services, Inc., Genencor, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Genzyme Corporation, Amgen Inc., Biogen Idec, Lonza Biologics, Inc., GlycoFi, Novartis, Baxter International Inc., and Cook Pharmica.
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VATidewater Community CollegeSoutheast Maritime and Transportation Center (SMART)ATE-SMART
The SMART Center prepares the maritime and transportation workforce.  As a critical engine for the U.S. economy, the maritime industry accounts for $2 trillion worth of domestic and international cargo. To prepare the future workforce responsible for handling cargo in the nation’s ports, SMART Center will integrate curriculum and program development with the promotion of advanced technological careers in the maritime and transportation industries. It will focus on preparing technicians for employment at the specialist and trainer levels. Individuals who work at these levels are highly skilled and are able to mentor co-workers. The center works with industry to address current workforce shortages, improve the efficiency of small U.S. shipyards, complete critical hydrographic surveys and chart programs, and fill the expected vacancies in the maritime workforce in the near future.
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MDPrince George’s Community CollegeCyberWatchATE-CyberWatch
CyberWatch improves the information assurance (IA) workforce with activities for students from kindergarten through graduate school and professional development for faculty. Students enrolled in IA programs at CyberWatch’s 54 member institutions gain direct access to the cybersecurity workforce through CyberWatch’s strong connections to the National Security Agency (NSA), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), industry associations, and private cybersecurity enterprises. 
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MASpringfield Technical Community CollegeInformation and Communications Technologies CenterATE ICT Center
The ICT Center is a leader in the utilization of new media technologies to disseminate technician education information. The information, once disseminated, is used by thousands of individuals who view the information and use it to teach or to enhance their personal technical knowledge.   Since 1995, the center has provided curriculum development and education for more than 6,900 Verizon technicians in New York and the New England region.  Since 2008, the center has worked with Comcast in Connecticut to develop a pilot program to bring current technology education to its technicians.
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TNMotlow State Community College Mechatronics Program at Motlow State Community CollegeYoutubeYouTube video on Motlow Mechatronics
The Mechatronics Program at Motlow College provides a training opportunity for students and businesses in the Middle Tennessee area by offering  Level I Siemens Certificate program and the Level II Associates of Applied Science degree in Mechatronics Technology.  Courses are available at Motlow’s McMinnville Center and will soon be offered—thanks to a $3.2 million DOL grant—at the Bridgestone LaVergne plant. Bridgestone supplies the educational classrooms and laboratories and covers the cost of utilities and related incidentals as identified.
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KYGateway Community and Technical CollegeGateway Community and Technical CollegeCincinnati EnquirerNews article
Gateway Community and Technical College will use a $4.9 million, four-year Department of Labor grant to develop a Covington-based technology center that will prepare students for emerging, high-skilled, knowledge-based jobs in increasing demand by corporations and education.

Under provisions of the Innovative Pathways in Technology and eLearning Careers grant, Gateway will partner with TiER 1 Performance Solutions to create an Instructional Design and Learning Technologies program that will prepare people for high-paying jobs requiring a blend of skills in computer science, graphic design, instructional technology and new media. The Northern Kentucky Workforce Investment Board/One Stop Career Center will serve as a partner in the project.
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WAClover Park Technical CollegeClover Park Technical CollegeYouTubeFrom Laid Off to an Aerospace Composite Technician Program
Michael Wright, a plus 50 student at Clover Park Technical College, talks about the aerospace composite technician program and his experiences going back to college at age 50 plus. It's a six month course with three months of mathematics instruction and three months with hands-on training. He recently took his first test, which he admits was challenging after being away from trigonometry and algebra for 40 years. He loves to work with his hands and is looking forward to starting another career with Boeing or another corporate partner. The program Wright participates in is available for veterans. He found the college staff to be very helpful and supportive. He says the students share camaraderie and are determined to complete their program and get jobs.
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WINortheast Wisconsin Technical CollegeNortheast Wisconsin Technical CollegeN.E.W. Clinic at NWTC
Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC) has what may be the only public medical clinic on a 2-year college campus. The clinic serves uninsured and underinsured patients. Three local hospitals—Bellin, St Mary’s, and St. Vincent Hospitals—donated $100,000 for the establishment of the clinic, and the non-profit N.E.W. Clinic manages it. Volunteer medical professionals are assisted by NWTC Health Sciences students, giving the students extra clinical hours.
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ALShelton State Community College
Mercedes-Benz has partnered with Shelton State Community College to offer the Mercedes-Benz Industrial Mechatronics Program.  Students in the program will gain the knowledge and skill set necessary to help make today’s complex, technologically advanced vehicles. Those who graduate in the top 75% of their class will be offered a full-time production job.  The program began in January 2012.
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MOOzarks Technical Community CollegeMissouri Healthcare Workforce Innovation Networks (MoHealthWINs)
The Missouri Healthcare Workforce Innovation Networks (MoHealthWINs) consortium supports 12 community colleges and one technical college statewide. This statewide initiative will serve the diverse workforce educational needs of the state health care industry and its citizens. MoHealthWINs takes a collective, comprehensive approach to serving Missouri’s TAA participants, in addition to low-skilled, dislocated workers and unemployed and underemployed individuals. The consortium is supported with a $19.9 million USDOL TAACCCT Round I grant.
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VANorthern Virginia Community CollegeMarketWatchBAE Systems Partners with Northern Virginia Community College to Support STEM Programs
BAE Systems announced a partnership with Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) to support Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) programs. As part of the partnership, BAE Systems will sponsor NOVA's Geospatial Leaders Summer Program. The program, which runs from June 22 to July 20, is designed to introduce at-risk students from Northern Virginia high schools to Geospatial Intelligence studies and help them understand a college education and fulfilling career is within their grasp. BAE Systems volunteers will act as mentors throughout the program, helping students develop invaluable skills such as resume building, networking, and job interviewing techniques.
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NCHalifax Community College Halifax Community College websitePress releaseHCC Assists KapStone with Training Needs Resulting from Major Capital Investment
Halifax Community College partnered with KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation to assist in training the company’s employees on new equipment installed during a $20 million upgrade at the company’s paper mill. Funding for the training was obtained through the North Carolina Community College System. The KapStone project received more than $150,000 for training in the areas of maintenance and operations. The project also received $133,000 for process improvement, which is training to help the employees make processes more efficient and create cost savings.
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NCHalifax Community CollegeHalifax Community College websitePress releaseLSA America Inc. Partners with HCC
Light sport aircraft manufacturer LSA America Inc. needed welders who could work with chromoly steel, a lightweight material used in the production of planes, bicycles, roll cages and NASCAR race cars.LSA turned to Halifax Community College for help. HCC has incorporated welding chromoly into the welding program, giving students in the program a better shot at a job with LSA, and giving LSA more trained employees. 
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NCHalifax Community CollegeHalifax Community College websitePress releaseSafelite Glass Corp. Partners with Halifax Community College
When Safelite Glass Corp. needed help training maintenance and engineering personnel to work on the first-ever production robot in the county, Halifax Community College (HCC) responded. Through HCC's customized training section, about 15 Safelite employees received electrical and robotics training through a partnership with HCC and East Carolina University (ECU). ECU provided a smaller robot that was used for the hands-on portion of the training. This was the first such class for robotics conducted at Safelite. It allowed Safelite to meet increased demand and reduce costs without costing jobs.
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MNDakota County Technical College Dakota County Technical College WebsiteSt. Paul Pioneer Press News Article
Dakota County Technical College and Inver Hills Community College partnered to improve "just-in-time" training to fit the immediate needs of business and industry. When Dakota Electric, a small utility cooperative, needed basic training about electricity for new meter readers, they turned to the Dakota County colleges for quick, efficient training.
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MNInver Hills Community CollegeInver Hills Community College WebsiteSt. Paul Pioneer Press News Article
Dakota County Technical College and Inver Hills Community College partnered to improve "just-in-time" training to fit the immediate needs of business and industry. When Dakota Electric, a small utility cooperative, needed basic training about electricity for new meter readers, they turned to the Dakota County colleges for quick, efficient training.
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ILHarper CollegeHarper College WebsiteChicago Tribune News Article
Harper College is working with 54 manufacturing companies to train high-tech workers to address a reported nationwide shortage. The new program will teach students in the classroom and will be followed with a paid internship at one of the 54 companies. Executives from two local manufacturing companies—Acme Industries Nation Pizza and Foods—were instrumental in recruiting the companies.
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GAGeorgia Piedmont Technical CollegeGeorgia Piedmont Technical College WebsiteSEED CenterCommunity College and Employer Partnerships: Real Jobs in the Clean Economy (Webinar)
Learn how one college has identified and capitalized on training opportunities in the building automation and controls industry, where employers are actively engaged in program design and students are being placed in good jobs.
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FLIndian River State College Indian River State CollegeIRSC - Power Plant Institute
Bright futures await the highly-skilled graduates of the Power Plant Technology Institute developed by Indian River State College and Florida Power and Light (FPL). More than 100 graduates have been hired by FPL and other energy companies.  The graduates of the associate degree program receive a comprehensive education in power plant technologies, gaining hands-on experience through a paid summer internship at the St. Lucie Nuclear Power Plant.  Students hired by FPL start at salaries averaging $55,000 per year, in addition to an attractive benefits package.  For more information, contact IRSC at 1-866-792-4772.
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ILCollege of DuPagehttp://www.cod.edu/COD Working to Fill Manufacturing Skills Gap
Dynomax, Inc., Flexco, and more than a dozen local manufacturing firms have partnered with College of DuPage (COD) in an effort to prepare students and workers for employment and advancement through apprenticeship programs, grants and tuition reimbursement for employees. Representatives of these companies hold positions on the advisory board for COD's Manufacturing Technology program, which keeps the program up-to-date with emerging technologies and evolving skill sets required by employers.
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KSButler Community Collegehttp://www.butlercc.edu/
Butler Community College and the Delta Dental of Kansas Foundation have partnered to support oral health education and provide learning opportunities for students in Butler’s Early College Health Science Academy (ECHSA). The ECHSA has been awarded a $20,000 Delta Dental of Kansas Foundation Community Dental Health Grant. The grant will provide scholarships, and support the implementation of an Introduction to Oral Health class, including classroom equipment and materials. The course will provide students with an overview of oral health care and implications for the body systems. The Delta Dental of Kansas Foundation will also provide consulting and mentoring from area professionals to support the class and students. 
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PADelaware County Community College http://www.dccc.edu/
Delaware County Community College has partnered with Aker Philadelphia Shipyard on a U.S. Department of Labor-approved apprenticeship program. It is a three-year mix of credit and non-credit classes that, along with 5,300 hours of trade-related work experience, gives students 32 academic credits toward a Technical Studies degree at Delaware County Community College. Aker Philadelphia Shipyard is a leading U.S. commercial shipyard and a member of the Norwegian-based Aker family of global companies.
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NCWayne Community Collegehttp://www.waynecc.edu/
Wayne Community College in Goldsboro, N.C., is partnering with global aerospace and defense leader AAR to provide an eight-week welding certificate program to address a shortage of welders at AAR Mobility Systems. Under the customized curriculum, incumbent workers from AAR who complete the course can test for their welding certificate and immediately increase their salaries by as much as $4.50 per hour.
The fast-track welding curriculum also is available to non-AAR employees through Wayne Community College’s adult continuing education initiatives. Most recently, AAR worked with local industries and the college to develop an Introduction to Manufacturing course designed to prepare students for manufacturing careers.

AAR also teamed up with Wayne Community College to develop an Introduction to Manufacturing Course for the general public to build a pipeline of talent. The curriculum includes soft skills training and preparation for testing for North Carolina Career Readiness Certification.
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WAWalla Walla Community Collegehttp://www.wwcc.edu/CMS/
Walla Walla Community College partnered with local winemakers to train people in winemaking. The program has not only gained national recognition, but has also been an asset to the economic vitality of the community and to the state.
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