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Archive: Feb 2014

EducateWorkforce.com Launches

The First Massive Open Online Digital Learning Platform for Technician Education In early February, Clemson University Center for Workforce Development (CUCWD) launched EducateWorkforce.com, a new and innovative online learning portal to help meet the needs of both industry and educational institutions. This learning portal brings new perspectives and opportunities for an authentic workplace experience compared […]

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Advanced Manufacturing Production Associates Curriculum

CUCWD, CA2VES and associated academic partners are pleased to announce a free trial of Advanced Manufacturing Production Associates (AMPA) curriculum available for Spring and Summer 2014 semesters. Why Choose AMPA? AMPA is a comprehensive curriculum designed to prepare students for the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) assessment which is a stackable, industry recognized credential. What Courses Are […]

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Emagine Your Future Tour

Representatives from the Emagine Your Future program from Clemson University’s College of Engineering and Science are traveling throughout the state this spring to encourage middle and high school students to consider a career in engineering. “Engineers and scientists have been and always will be the great problem solvers of their time,” says Dr. Scott Schiff, […]

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The Impact of ASSIST

The Department of Labor’s (DOL) Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT)grant period is coming to an end in September, but the ASSIST to Work program that resulted from this grant will continue to benefit students long after the life of the grant. One of the primary benefits to students of this program […]

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Aiken Technical College STEM Symposium

DISCUSSION: Digitally Moving Students into STEM Fields CUCWD presented “Digitally Moving Students into STEM Fields” to more than 100 K-12 teachers who attended the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Symposium on Friday, January 17 at Aiken Technical College. The symposium provided teachers and those who are in STEM majors with opportunities to learn more about the STEM field […]

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Building the Workforce in North Carolina

The North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS) was built on the foundation of the community college role in educating and training the state’s workforce. We recently concluded a strategic focus on student access and success, SuccessNC, that included a curriculum improvement process stretching across multiple technical education programs and resulting in a complete restructuring of […]

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New Simulation for High Demand Technician Jobs

The Clemson University Virtual Environment (CUVE) team has started development on machining modules involving guided practice on how to operate a grinding machine and a Computer Numerical Control (CNC) lathe. The CNC machine uses a computer program to operate a lathe to cut a product into a specified shape. In the case of the grinding […]

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New CAD Models That Enhance Virtual Reality Simulations

Two new Computer Aided Design (CAD) models, a scissor lift platform and a surface grinding machine, have been developed by the Mechanical Engineering (ME) team for CA2VES as shown in the two figures. The scissor lift is a self-propelled aerial work platform which can lift vertically. This machine uses linked folding supports, organized in a […]

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Researching Industry Workforce Needs

The CA2VES Sustainable Manufacturing and Workforce Forum was held on December 16, 2013 at the CU-ICAR facility in Greenville as a means to gather information on the needs of South Carolina manufacturing companies with respect to their workforce demands. Industry representatives were invited to share their ideas and concerns about South Carolina’s workforce and to […]

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Co-PI Perspectives: CA2VES at Greenville Technical College

The CA2VES project continues to improve the automotive (AUT) courses at Greenville Technical College with the implementation of many modules into new and existing courses. Departments within the Transportation Division are currently working on changes within their curriculum offerings. The Metrology module is being used in the new AUT 159 curriculum to “flip” the measuring […]

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