GTMI and TCSG Team Up to Build the Manufacturing Workforce of the Future

GTMI and TCSG Team Up to Build the Manufacturing Workforce of the Future

The Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute (GTMI) was awarded $283,000 by the Georgia Department of Economic Development’s Workforce Division in April 2016 to expand a pilot technical college student internship program from two students in the past two years to 20 students over the next three years. In addition to being paid for their work, as they were in the pilot program, students will also receive elective credits toward their degree at their technical college. The expanded internship program also provides the opportunity for participation from students at several technical colleges within a short drive of Georgia Tech. Internships will last six months and students will be engaged in project work similar to what was performed by students in the pilot program. The key goals remain the same: we want students to develop advanced technical skills in manual and CNC machining, CAD, CAM, additive manufacturing and other manufacturing technologies, as well as 21st century skills, that are critical to ensuring that Georgia builds and retains the advanced manufacturing workforce of the future. Pictured are the first participants of the program: (l to r) Luis Acevedo, engineering technology instructor at West Georgia Technical College; Chris Gilmore, WGTC intern; Tim Lawson, WGTC intern; and Julian Schmoke, executive director of campus orientation at the WGTC Carrollton campus.

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Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute (GTMI)

Categories
Education, Economic Development and Policy
Keywords
Advanced Manufactuing, Georgia Tech Manufactuing Institute, workforce development
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  • Created By: Laura Day
  • Workflow Status: Published
  • Created On: Mar 16, 2017 - 11:18am
  • Last Updated: Mar 16, 2017 - 11:18am