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Archive: Dec 2013

Leading the Discussion on Workforce Development

The Clemson University Center for Workforce Development offered a workforce development pathway at the Next Steps for STEM Schools Conference in Charleston, SC  September 30 – October 2. This pathway explored a new national model in workforce development that engages universities, technical colleges, P-12 institutions, statewide industry and federal agencies to deliver workforce development, economic […]



  Women represent 24% of the STEM workforce, but they earn, on average, 33% more when they work in high-growth fields. – U.S. Department of Commerce   The Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) department at Clemson University focuses on the education, recruitment, and retention of women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematic disciplines. Since […]


2013 AOP Business & Industry Showcase

Anderson, Oconee and Pickens (AOP) counties hosted over 50 businesses at Clemson’s Littlejohn Coliseum on October 2–3 showcasing industry needs and opportunities in local business to over 5,500 students from seven school districts in the AOP area. The goal of this special event continued to be simple – to help young people and their parents […]


Advancing Innovation

The NSF ATE Program Celebrates 20 Years…and CA2VES Was There! The National Science Foundation in collaboration with the American Association of Community Colleges held the 20th National Advanced Technological Education Principal Investigators Conference at the Omni Shoreham in Washington, DC on October 23-25. The conference marked 20 years since the inception of the NSF ATE […]


First Friday Tailgate and Vision Event

Clemson University Center for Workforce Development and the Industrial Engineering Department hosted a tailgate event for students, faculty, staff and CUCWD partners as part of Clemson’s annual kick off to the football season known as “First Friday.” This tailgate was a great opportunity for CUCWD to launch its new WorkforceTV video, share vision with its […]


Ripples of Change

The Industrial Workforce Readiness Centers (iWRC) established through the South Carolina ASSIST to Work program are impacting how technical colleges view 21st century learning and how graduating students transition into today’s workforce. The goal of the ASSIST iWRC is to energize relationships between technical colleges and local industries. ASSIST participants, who are full time or […]


Georgia on My Mind: STEM in Our Curriculum

The Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) has an active role in preparing students for STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) careers. Georgia’s 24 technical colleges work closely with industries in their individual service areas and also assist in recruiting new industries to Georgia. Examples include:  • Kia Motors America located a billion-dollar automotive assembly […]


Student Spotlight: Thomas Wang

Tianwei (Thomas) Wang is a third year Ph.D. student in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. He graduated with his BS and MS degrees in Mechanical Engineering from East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai, in 2008 and 2011. Working with Dr. John Wagner, Thomas serves as a Computer Aided Design (CAD) model creator for […]


Educate Workforce

An Overview The online digital learning portal, launching in January 2014, will offer one course in both English and Spanish. The technical college student or industry employee will be able to register with this site which will provide a selection of courses free of charge or at low cost.  Once the course is added […]


STEMtech Atlanta

The Clemson University Center for Workforce Development (CUCWD) presented “Digitally Supported Pathways MOVING Students into STEM Fields” at the 2013 STEMtech conference October 27–30 in Atlanta, GA. The STEMtech conference is an international conference focused on increasing student access, success, and completion in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Over 400 sessions emphasize improving STEM […]