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ERIC Number: EJ901032
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1066-8926
Growing Our Workforce through Business and Education
Pauley, Douglas R.; Davidchik, Daniel
Community College Journal of Research and Practice, v34 n11 p942-944 2010
In 2004, Central Community College (CCC) established the Mechatronics Education Center (MEC), a regional center of excellence, to help the state address the shortage of skilled technicians in the area of industrial automation. The MEC addresses the needs of the current and future workforce through the implementation of its three main components: (1) An AAS degree program in Mechatronics/Industrial Technology; (2) short-term technical training; and (3) educator professional development and outreach. By partnering with all of Nebraska's Community Colleges, the MEC provided over 140 short-term technical training programs to 1,500 incumbent workers. In all, the MEC team has presented over 285 awareness sessions to more than 14,000 people in 12 different states and Europe. In addition, community and technical colleges in 12 states have consulted with the MEC team regarding their program.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Two Year Colleges
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Nebraska