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ERIC Number: EJ901042
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1066-8926
Regional Advanced Manufacturing Academy: An Agent of Change
Schmeling, Daniel M.; Rose, Kevin
Community College Journal of Research and Practice, v34 n11 p951-953 2010
Three Northeast Texas community colleges put aside service delivery areas and matters of "turf" to create Centers of Excellence that provided training throughout a nine county area. This consortium; along with 14 manufacturers, seven economic development corporations, and the regional workforce board, led the change in training a highly skilled workforce while reducing instructional expenditures for each college. Over 1250 individual workers received over 33,000 hours of training to prepare them to compete in the global economy. The Regional Advanced Manufacturing Academy (RAMA) has become a leading change agent in the way colleges and businesses can collaborate to improve the quality of workforce development while reducing the costs of operation. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas