Manufacturing A Workforce

Stan Komacek, Carol Adukaitis
2008 Annual Conference & Exposition Proceedings   unpublished
This paper will describe the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education's (PASSHE) three-year $810,000 grant from the National Science Foundation's Advanced Technological Education (NSF-ATE) program to develop a full pipeline of students from grade 9 through 16 focused on careers in advanced manufacturing technology to address Pennsylvania's critical manufacturing shortages. The NSF-ATE project focuses on recruitment and retention of students from middle school through high school to
more » ... h school to post-secondary education by marketing, recruitment, mentoring and updating manufacturing curriculum. Females and minorities receive special outreach and mentoring. The project focuses on two PA regions: Allegheny and Washington Counties, (southwestern PA) and Lancaster County (south-central PA). The southwestern PA educational partners include California University of PA, Community College of Allegheny County, Steel Center Career and Technology High School, and five of its sending school districts. The south-central PA educational partners include Millersville University, Harrisburg Area Community College, Lancaster County Career and Technology High School, and five of its sending school districts.
doi:10.18260/1-2--3522 fatcat:w5n454f2lzchnm3sttrgc7c4i4