Technical, Technology, STEM Education, October 24, 2017

 

 

 
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  • Career Tech Courses Becoming Core Subjects
  • Alabama Manufacturing Industry Certifications will Create Educational Pipeline to Jobs
  • National Certifications for Robotics and Advanced Automation
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Career Tech Courses Becoming Core Subjects

The job market is shifting so that most traditional "trade" require a greater understanding of STEM courses and communication, requiring administrators and teachers to find more ways to incorporate this knowledge into career and technical education (CTE) tracts, District Administration reports.

Traditional CTE pathways often now require post-secondary education, bit the need for four-year degrees is diminishing as only 23 percent of occupations require it - which means higher education institutions may need to spend more resources in promoting the idea of going to college.

Students need to be exposed to a variety of career pathways in elementary and middle school so that they can begin thinking not only about their  career goals but also about the courses they will need to get there, an approach that results in higher graduation rates.

 

 

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Alabama Manufacturing Industry Certifications will Create Educational Pipeline to Jobs 

Alabama Community College System is teaming up with the Manufacturing Skills Standards Council to offer industry certifications. Alabama will be the first state to offer the council's certification across its public colleges, state officials said.

A significant number of people in the state - about 22 percent of the state's workforce - are in manufacturing and transportation, said Jeff Lynn, vice chancellor of work force and economic development for the community college system. Yet more coordination was needed, he said.

"Around the state, I didn't see a steady, strong work-force pipelin plan,"

 

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National Certifications for Robotics and Advanced Automation

The industry-education certifications are the result of an 18-month collaboration of more than 150 subject matter experts from FANUC America, industry, automation system integrators, and leading advisors and instructors from high schools, community colleges, and universities. Participants focused on the need to prepare a talent pipeline of workers who possess the core competencies and automation technology skills to work in high-tech manufacturing.

FANUC has lead the effort to address the critical challenge caused by a shortage of skilled workers, and helped change the perception of careers in manufacturing. The new industry-leading certifications provide

 

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