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MNAMP Grant – Learn, Work, Earn

Implement a restructured academic framework in advanced manufacturing that emphasizes a standardized core and employer-driven apprenticeships and cooperative education opportunities, which lead to industry-recognized credentials for Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA)-eligible and other adult learners seeking employment in high-growth, high-wage occupations.

As a MNAMP Partner, Minnesota State Community and Technical College will work with industry, employer and other partners, specifically, the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) and MN Department of Labor and Industry, to implement competency-based apprenticeship and cooperative education models. The primary career fields focused on training for this grant are mechatronics, machining, and welding.

Welding Training is available through company contracts as customized training based on the needs of your company. American Welding Society (AWS) standards are incorporated and students can achieve Welder Qualifications/Certifications. An AWS Certified Welding Inspector, Educator and Welder is instructing.

See attached flyer for the Mobile Training Facility capabilities. If you are interested in scheduling a training with one of our Mobile Training Facilities or want more information, please contact GL Tucker at 218.846.3765 or 218.849.0243.


Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career (TAACCCT) Grant – C U Succeed

In Oct 2014 Minnesota State Community and Technical College (M State) was awarded a 2.473-million-dollar Round 4 Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career (TAACCCT) grant from the Department of Labor. These monies will be used for the proposed CU Succeed (Construction and Utilities) program to serve 450 Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) and similar adults over three years in the West Central Workforce Service Area (WSA-02), spanning 19 counties and 20,000 square miles. The program will provide training and certifications to individuals to obtain in-demand careers in construction and utilities through the use of mobile training units, workplace readiness and soft skills instruction, and workplace experiences.

Integration of technology is a core component of CU Succeed. First, the foundational Workforce Readiness Certification course will be offered online, providing flexibility for participants to complete the course on their own pace, with on- and off-line collaboration among classmates and the instructor. Second, the three mobile training units to be created for the program utilize new transportable technologies to take hands-on instruction to participants at various locations. This type of technology has been effectively implemented by community and technical colleges nationwide.

M State modules will travel to workforce centers, employer partner sites, and between M State's campuses. The modules will complement M State's successful welding module, implemented in 2013-14, and will be based on similar modules created by Minnesota West Community and Technical College in Granite Falls, MN.

The modules will be housed in trailers equipped with HVAC for use in any season and will contain hands-on equipment for instruction and student practice. M State will use a variety of open educational resources (OER) in the mobile training units, such as resources offered by OSHA and the Minnesota Safety Council, in addition to OER available through MnSCU and other TAACCCT grantees.

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