Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College (WITC) -Superior is making way for three massive renovation projects totaling $3 million. A redesigned HVAC-R lab will support a new collaborative organization between education and industry.
Ivy Tech Northeast’s Automotive Technology Program Enters Training Partnership with Mopar Career Automotive Program
Ivy Tech Community College Northeast has entered into a partnership with Fiat Chrysler Automobile’s (FCA) Mopar Career Automotive Program, or Mopar CAP, to create a next-generation employment pipeline for Mopar-certified automotive technicians who will service Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Jeep and Ram vehicles. Mopar is the parts, service and customer care organization within FCA.
NC3 was pleased to attend the 96th annual AACC conference in Chicago on April 9th –12th, 2016. By leveraging industry partnerships and NC3 Board Member connections, NC3 gained much attention for their continued efforts in technical education certifications.
Over the past decade there has been tremendous growth in the number of short credentials awarded by public community colleges. These programs of study are explicitly vocational and require fewer credits for completion than an associate’s degree. However, it is not clear whether students benefit from obtaining these certificates. On the one hand, these credentials could be tightly coupled with local labor market needs and provide students with tangible skills that could help them get jobs. On the other hand, these short programs of study could leave students with a credential that means little to employers and offers them no clear avenue to additional schooling.
PLEASANT PRAIRIE, Wis. (March 22, 2016) – The National Coalition of Certification Centers (NC3) today announced a strategic technical certification program with Dremel to develop and implement a series of vital and creative certifications to introduce experiential learning to the classroom.