On October 16th, Linn-Benton Community College celebrated its grand opening of their Advanced Transportation Technology Center. Since 2008, Department Chair Brian Schiedler has spent countless hours fundraising, designing and building the perfect transportation facility. Along with basic automotive classes, Linn-Benton will be offering classes on alternative fuels and hybrid automotive technologies (propane, electric, hybrid, CNG and LNG). In the short future, Linn-Benton will also be offering classes in hydrogen and Renewable Natural Gas. A strong partnership with Snap-on Tools and NC3 helped Linn-Benton move in the right direction with planning, funding and certifications. Congratulations to Brian Schiedler, LBCC President Greg Hamman, and all staff on a job well done. NC3 and partners look forward to many more years of partnership with Linn-Benton Community College.
Western Maricopa Educational Center recently implemented the Snap-on Level 5 Tool Control System to the tool crib of its FAA certified aviation program. West-MEC's world-class aviation training facility provides the unique opportunity for its high school students to become FAA certified A & P Mechanics immediately upon graduation. The Snap-on Level 5 system implemented throughout the training facility provides a real-world working environment in which tool organization, security, trackability and accountability are critical in providing a safe and productive work environment free of Foreign Object Damage.
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker visits Gateway's SC Johnson iMET Center to discuss manufacturing skill shortages. Gateway delivers NC3 certifications in both torque and meter to engineering and manufacturing students. Gateway's manufacturing students also receive MSSC certification. The NAM-Manufacturing Institute has endorsed MSSC and NC3 as strategic partners in advancing manufacturing training.
A group of Moroccan government, education and business officials visited Shoreline Community College and with local city officials and business owners, Feb. 11-12, 2013. The visit was the part of U.S. State Department economic development grant that paired Shoreline, Gateway Technical College (Wisc.), Snap-On Corp. and others with Moroccan counterparts to establish and train technicians for the transportation and other industry sectors.
Photos provided by Shoreline Community College.
West-MEC recently hosted automotive instructors from across the country for a weeklong Snap-on Incorporated training series sponsored by the National Coalition of Certification Centers (NC3).
Photos provided by Adriana Parsons.
The setting was Gateway Technical College, one of the many educational institutions helping to deliver workers into the workforce as quickly and competently as possible. The meeting was convened by the National Coalition of Certification Centers (NC3), and organizations of manufacturers and community colleges focused on delivering qualified workers with portable skills certification.
A unique gathering of officials at Shoreline Community College recently explored how education and industry can work together to bridge the gap between today's reality and tomorrow's demands for training, certification and jobs.
Photos provided by Shoreline Community College
A special Snap-on hosted dinner during the Train-the-Trainer. Attendees included:
* Transportation Train-the-Trainer Attendees
* Women in Education
* SAC’s – Southern Association of Colleges
The group toured Snap-on Innovation Works, the Snap-on Museum. The presentation & dinner was in Snap-On Corporation’s, new IdeaForge on Wednesday July 27th, 2011 .
June 16, 2011 - Washington D.C. industry leaders, educators, and government discussed how to fill jobs now, and lessen the workforce skills gap. The ACTE sponsored the 2011 National Leadership Forum at Union Station titled “Filling Jobs Now-Closing the Skills Gap.” The session focused on what needs to be done now in order for educators to produce the skilled workforce needed in industry today and in the future.