We are not accepting applications for awards/scholarships at this time. To read more about the awardees in 2013 click here.
Chester, Chesterfield, Clarendon, Darlington, Dillon, Fairfield, Florence, Georgetown, Greenville,
Greenwood, Horry, Kershaw, Lancaster, Laurens, Lee, Marion, Marlboro, Newberry, Oconee, Pickens,
Spartanburg, Sumter, Union, Williamsburg, and York.What is advanced manufacturing?Advanced manufacturing requires a high performance workforce with the ability to integrate the use
of computer, information and advanced technologies in the development of new methods utilizing
technology to produce better products which support consumer needs and demands. Advanced manufacturing
also includes implementation of process improvements, quality control, installing advanced technology
systems, utilization of simulations and analysis just to name a few.Advanced manufacturing is the next generation of manufacturing where the industry of today centers
around a high tech career that requires an advanced set of skills. These skills are being taught
through STEM education in P-12 school districts and refined through specific career curriculums at
How does technology contribute to advanced manufacturing?
Technology is the driving force behind today’s cutting edge practices in design and production of
equipment used for manufacturing. 21st Century Literacies and specific technical skills are
essential for those who wish to enter manufacturing.
Why is the Clemson University Center for Workforce Development (CUCWD) and Duke Energy providing
funding for STEM initiatives to support advanced manufacturing?
With support from Duke Energy the CUCWD is focused on changing South Carolina’s economic environment
through concentrated efforts in the STEM fields which in turn will produce a more qualified
workforce for tomorrow.
- Go to the CUCWD Website: www.clemson.edu/cucwd
- Click on the “CUCWD & Duke Energy Foundation Agreement” tab
- Look for links to proposal forms and follow-up info
When are proposals due?
April 12, 2013 by 4:30 pm EST
Where should I send my proposal?
Email the proposal form (organization information and Exhibit A) and any supporting documents to
hartley[at]clemson.edu. You will receive an immediate email response confirming receipt.
When will I receive confirmation if my proposal is funded?
You will receive a confirmation email if your proposal is selected for funding during the first
week of June 2013. This will include a returned form with your organization information, Exhibit A,
and amount funded.
Will my school district or institution have the opportunity to receive additional funding if my proposal is accepted?
The top P-12 school districts and top technical colleges will be invited to an awards banquet in
Columbia in August 2013 with the potential to receive additional funding.
How many proposals is my school district or technical college allowed to submit?
Each school district or technical college may submit no more than 5 proposals.