College-Industry Partnerships: Manufacturing






Roane State Community College 

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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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