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.


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