Advanced Manufacturing, Mechatronics, and Quality Consortium (AMMQC)

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Advanced Manufacturing, Mechatronics, and Quality Consortium (AMMQC) received a $15,875,432 Round Three grant award to enhance job training programs in advanced manufacturing by shifting towards a career pathways approach to training and by aligning training programs with employer demand. The AMMQC included four community colleges in four different states: Mount Wachusett Community College (MWCC) in Massachusetts, Bossier Parish Community College (BPCC) in Louisiana, North Central State College (NCSC) in Ohio, and Southwest Tennessee Community College (STCC).

Defining Features of Project:

  • Develop and implement stacked and latticed credential and degree pathways in the advanced manufacturing fields of mechatronics and quality control that use work-based learning, meet industry-driven competencies, have clear entry and exit points, and build on regional assets.
  • Create new online and technology-enabled courses in the advanced manufacturing fields of mechatronics and quality control (and build on existing ones) that promote self-paced learning and allow students to develop hands-on skills.
  • Link emerging competency-based pathways across states and colleges through new articulation agreements that facilitate access and accelerate paths toward credential attainment.

Project and Outcome Report
ProjectAdvanced Manufacturing, Mechatronics, and Quality Consortium (AMMQC)
InstitutionMount Wachusett Community College
Outcome ReportAMMQC Final Evaluation Report
Industry SectorManufacturing
Grant Completed9/30/17
Grant Amount$15,875,432
State Profile ReportMaine State Profile Report
Participation Metrics
Participation1,745 participants
Completed program of study1,208
Participants earning credentials1,286
Employment*Not Available

*= As of the time of the Final Evaluation Report
Source: Grantee’s Third-Party Evaluation