South Central College has been selected to receive a $15 million U.S. Department of Labor TAACCCT grant for advanced manufacturing education. SCC applied for the grant on behalf of the Minnesota Advanced Manufacturing Partnership (MNAMP), a state-wide MnSCU consortium of 12 colleges, as well as the 360° Manufacturing and Applied Engineering ATE Regional Center of Excellence at Bemidji State. The Minnesota Center for Engineering & Manufacturing Excellence at Minnesota State Mankato will also play a primary role in the project.
“Our South Central College staff and faculty, along with our MnSCU partner institutions, have worked diligently to create momentum in capitalizing on this national movement toward workforce education opportunities for our students and employers in Minnesota,” said Dr. Annette Parker, President of South Central College.
The grant project focuses on the fields of mechatronics, machining and welding. Participants will be able to earn stackable, portable industry-recognized credentials (certificates, diplomas, degrees), while simultaneously working in the industry. They will also be able to enter academic programs at multiple points based on assessment results that match individual skills.
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