Advanced Manufacturing Education Alliance (AME) received a $13,100,920 Round Two grant award to provide specialized postsecondary education to trade-impacted and other dislocated workers, long-term unemployed, veterans, and incumbent workers who were seeking employment or seeking to advance their career paths in the manufacturing industry.
“Being able to get in the shop, hands-on, [to] work on the machines and get that experience for a job.” – Student 1
One student commented, “You can learn something in a book, you can know it front to back, but to actually know how to do it with your hands is major and we have a lot of that here.” – Student 2
Defining Features of Project:
- Worked closely with employers and public workforce system partners to develop and offer new and modified industry-aligned credentials.
- Provide a technology-enriched environment.
- Develop and integrate a hybridized and modularized curriculum.
- Facilitate comprehensive and continuous student support for persistence and engagement.
|Project and Outcome Report|
|Project||Advanced Manufacturing Education Alliance (AME)|
|Institution||Central Lakes College-Brainerd|
|Outcome Report||AME Final Evaluation Report|
|Completed program of study||3,518 students|
|Participants earning credentials||1,693|
|Employment*||827 employed after completion|
*= As of the time of the Final Evaluation Report
Source: Grantee’s Third-Party Evaluation
“I learn a lot more here because of the hands-on stuff.” – Student 3