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Archive: May 2014

Roundtable Discussion with Secretary Pritzker

CUCWD Leads SC Workforce Development Roundtable Discussion with U.S. Secretary of Commerce On Friday, March 28, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker visited South Carolina to tour the Clemson University-International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR) and then take part in a roundtable discussion with education and business leaders at the CU-ICAR TD Gallery, hosted by […]


The Myth of STEM Jobs

CO-PI Perspectives: The Myth of STEM Jobs STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields play a direct role in driving economic growth. Unfortunately, as STEM is increasingly heralded as the pathway to success in the job market, the message is often misleading.  It is time to differentiate myth from reality regarding STEM jobs in today’s […]


Partnering with Technical Colleges through DOL TAACCCT

All 16 technical colleges in South Carolina are partnering with Clemson University Center for Workforce Development (CUCWD) and CA2VES to develop digital courses in the areas of Math, Science, and Technology through their Department of Labor (DOL) Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) programs. CUCWD provides instructional design support to the program […]


Partnering to Develop a National Advanced Manufacturing Learning Portal

We are excited to announce the release of! This Learning Management System (LMS) is tailored to the unique needs of 2-year colleges and designed to provide technician education students an authentic workplace experience within an interactive online learning environment. With the help of our National Science Foundation Advanced Technological Education (NSF ATE) and technical […]


Partnering to Educate the NextGen Workforce

Technical colleges across the state have begun using a new curriculum that Clemson University researchers have developed to help teach students the basic skills they need to land a job in a modern manufacturing plant. David Stafford, chief human resource officer for Michelin North America, said it is important for Michelin and other companies to […]


Dr. John Ballato named Vice President for Economic Development

In March, Clemson University announced a new leader for the Office of Economic Development. Veteran Clemson University faculty member, John Ballato, professor of materials science and engineering, director of the Center for Optical Materials Science and Engineering Technologies and academic director for the Clemson University Restoration Institute, will take on additional duties in providing leadership for […]


AMPA Free Trial Offer!

CA2VES and associated academic partners are pleased to announce a free trial of Advanced Manufacturing Production Associate (AMPA) curriculum available for use in your classroom from now until May 15, 2015. You may already know that our AMPA curriculum is designed to prepare students for the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) assessment which is a stackable, […]


Investigating Navigational & Wayfinding Aids in Virtual Environments

STUDY 1: An Investigation of the Effectiveness of Navigational Aids in a Virtual Environment that Reinforces the Knowledge of Safety Protocols Through technological advancements, the use of virtual reality in education and training has increased. The CUVE team has developed a virtual reality based application to reinforce the knowledge of safety protocols in a manufacturing setting. […]


CUVE Develops Grinding Machine Modules

The Clemson University Virtual Environment (CUVE) team is currently developing simulations in the machining domain. The grinding machine module consists of a guided practice, open exercise and problem-based section. The guided practice takes the user step-by-step on how to use the grinding machine properly and the open exercise tasks the user with completing the steps […]


Make it in America Challenge

South Carolina’s advanced manufacturing and workforce development efforts took a significant step forward when the U.S. Department of Commerce and other departments and groups awarded Clemson University more than $3.5 million to support regional economic development and advanced skills training. As part of the federal government’s Make it in America Challenge, Clemson University Center for […]