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Archive: Apr 2013

Upstate Stem Forum

On November 12, 2012, CA2VES hosted a STEM — science, technology, engineering and math — forum for educators at the CU-ICAR center in Greenville, SC. Partners for the event were the Clemson Center for Workforce Development, Clemson Economic Development, the Youth Learning Institute, and the South Carolina Coalition for Mathematics and Science. Invitees to the [...]

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CA2VES Research Initiatives

As part of our mission to advance technician education, CA2VES strives to embed evidence based research into our core activities. Two current research efforts include the deployment of a survey on the information seeking behaviors of technical college students and a pilot study investigating the effects of digital learning integrated with visualization tools on learning [...]

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Metrology – The Science of Measuring

In today’s competitive manufacturing marketplace, the role of advanced manufacturing technology requires specialized knowledge, skills and abilities. A foundational understanding of metrology (the science of measurement) principles and tools is essential in everyday manufacturing production responsibilities including adjustment of manufacturing machinery and equipment and use of any combination of electrical, mechanical or computer technologies. The [...]

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Duke Energy Helps Fund Workforce Development Initiative in South Carolina

COLUMBIA — As part of its commitment to bolster South Carolina’s manufacturing base, Duke Energy will fund workforce development initiatives in the state to help provide a next generation workforce in key cluster areas. These initiatives will advance economic development and enhance employment opportunities for South Carolinians, thereby providing industry with a highly qualified pool [...]

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Work Ready Communities Tri-County Kickoff

Anderson, Oconee, and Pickens counties have submitted applications by the February 1 deadline to be designated as S.C. Certified Work Ready Communities, Elisabeth Kovacs, state coordinator for the S.C. Department of Workforce Development, announced at a January 29 luncheon to kickoff the area SC Work Ready Communities initiative. Hosted by the Clemson’s Center for Workforce [...]

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SC Accelerate – Accelerating Adult Education

The U.S. Department of Labor provided Greenville Technical College with $14.1 million in grant funds to lead a consortium of two-year colleges working to develop programs focused on providing adults with the skills they need to succeed in advanced manufacturing. Consortium members of this SC ACCELERATE (South Carolina Adult College Completion through E-learning Resources and [...]

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