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Archive: May 2013

CUCWD to Launch WorkforceTV Summer 2013

The Clemson University Center for Workforce Development continues to bridge communication between industry and educators at all levels through its first installment of WorkforceTV. Working with key partners, GE, Fluor, BMW, and Michelin, CUCWD is creating a dynamic video articulating workforce needs in South Carolina from an industry perspective. This video will be made available [...]

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P-12 STEM Engagement

The Youth Learning Institute (YLI), a unit of Clemson’s Economic Development division, partners with Clemson’s Center for Workforce Development for strategic development and implementation of initiatives targeting P-12 youth audiences. Since 1987, YLI has emerged as one of the state’s leading youth organizations, operating seven year-round sites and over 190 programs across the state. Every [...]

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Enhancing Spatial Visualization Skills

Blueprints play a critical role in industry today, and there is a need for skilled personnel to interpret them. As an elementary yet vital component of a technician’s training regime, blueprint instruction could be improved through an understanding of the exact nature of the tasks involved in the process. To address this need, the goal [...]

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Diversifying Aviation Virtual Training

The fields of automotive and aviation technology training are often characterized as equipment-intensive, high-cost, and ever-changing. So it is always a challenge to locate new equipment, fund it, and then incorporate that equipment into a training program. Once the equipment is incorporated into a training program, it has to be maintained and eventually replaced. Often [...]

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Teaching and Learning with Technology

It’s an exciting time for the South Carolina Technical College System (SCTCS) as we continue to grow and adapt, remaining always customer-focused and responsive to the needs of business and industry in South Carolina. The call for innovation, creativity, and resourcefulness is stronger today than ever before. The SCTCS is meeting this call with an [...]

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Module Spotlight: Safety in Manufacturing

To compete in today’s technology-intensive manufacturing marketplace, workers need to develop the necessary skills and competencies. Safety is recognized by the manufacturing production industry as one of the essential competencies for successful employment. CA2VES is developing online modules that align with Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) certifications and provide workers with the knowledge and skills [...]

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Creating the CA2VES Virtual Workshop

A virtual multi-function workshop has been created as a three-dimensional (3D) computer-aided-design (CAD) module to address general safety issues. This virtual workshop contains an assortment of common machines (e.g., lathe, milling machines, etc.) as well as other factory items including a forklift, tow cart, etc. The workshop provides a realistic environment to the student, similar [...]

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Extending Advanced Automotive Technical Education

CA2VES is excited to announce a new partnership with the Center for Advanced Automotive Technology (CAAT), a National Science Foundation (NSF) Advanced Technological Education (ATE) center which represents a partnership between Macomb Community College (Warren, Michigan) and Wayne State University (Detroit, Michigan).  The mission of CAAT is focused on increasing the pool of automotive technicians [...]

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Student Spotlight: Jeff Bertrand

Jeff Bertrand is a third year Ph.D student in Human-Centered Computing (HCC) with an emphasis on virtual reality graphics and scenario development. Jeff received his Bachelor’s Degree in Informatics and Art at the University of Iowa in 2010 and then decided to pursue a doctorate degree in Clemson’s HCC program. As the Virtual Reality (VR) [...]

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New Project Director for ACCELERATE

Mark Stewart has been selected as Consortium Project Director for the South Carolina Adult College Completion through E-Learning Resources and Academic Tracks to Employment (ACCELERATE) grant at Greenville Technical College. Mr. Stewart holds a Master’s in Management from Southern Wesleyan University and a Bachelor’s Degree from Southern Illinois University. Prior to his selection, he served [...]

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