South Central College pilot manufacturing program gets attention of President Obama

by Wendy Wilde KTOE Radio Mankato News

Edited for web by Anthony Reinhardt

April 17, 2014

 At an appearance Wednesday in Pennsylvania, President Barak Obama announced a plan to develop manufacturing employee apprentice models.

South Central College will lead a “Minnesota Advanced Manufacturing Apprenticeship Pilot, program focused on apprenticeships in high need advanced manufacturing occupations.

SCC President Dr. Annette Parker says the college is “…honored to be a part of this important national effort.” 

South Central College will partner with companies in southern Minnesota to develop apprenticeship models in mechatronics, computer integrated machining, and welding.

Ultimately the pilot will expand statewide, and include MnSCU colleges, and even K-12 schools.

South Central College is inviting more companies to participate at two summits this week.

Interested business leaders can attend at South Central College Friday morning at SCC in North Mankato from 7:30 to 9:00am.

Copyright © 2012-2014 KTOE Radio Mankato News, Minnesota Valley Broadcasting Co.
All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
Send information to the News Room: Email or call 507-387-NEWS


Dustin Wilmes

Mon-Fri 3pm-6pm; Saturday 12pm-6pm; Sunday 6am-12pm

Officials continue to monitor the recent cases of avian flu H5N2 in two turkey flocks in Lac Qui Parle and Stearns counties.
Law enforcement officers have resumed their search for a University of Minnesota student believed to have drowned in the Mississippi River.
A new Child Protection bill promises to improve intervention in suspected child abuse cases.
Construction projects are gearing up around Mankato, including a new transit center bus barn, and converting the Intergovernmental horseshoe parking lot into a grassy park and stage.
A woman faces numerous charges including Criminal Sexual Conduct, Assault, and Terroristic Threats after a girl told authorities that the woman sexually assaulted her in Mankato.
Plans to build a new high school in New Ulm is moving forward after the final plat was approved by the Planning Commission Thursday.
1st Place Hard News Reporting Kato Shooting; First Place Best Feature Cops and Bobbers; 1st Place Best Newscast 2014
The plans for the second seven-story downtown building development project Bridge Plaza may include colored lights on the Veterans Memorial Bridge.
Fire officials have determine the cause of the fire Wednesday that left the Asiana Buffet at 1010 Raintree Road with severe damage.
Minnesota Senate Democrats have produced a two-year budget outline that would commit $550 million more for education programs and socks $250 million extra into state reserves.