Innovations Moving People to Achieve Certified Training (IMPACT)

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Innovations Moving People to Achieve Certified Training (IMPACT) received a $5,629,194 Round Two grant award to increase the achievement of certifications, credentials, diplomas, and degrees through blended learning by combining experienced instructors, advanced labs, and modern technology through a new Diversified Manufacturing Technology Certificate.

Defining Features of Project:

  • The Nebraska Diversified Manufacturing Technology Certificate offers courses that align with the nationally-recognized Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) Certified Production Technician (CPT) credential.
  • A unique blended learning approach in the courses, including 3D/4D graphic simulations of manufacturing equipment and industrial environments, a traditional classroom experience, and online coursework.
  • Unique support is offered to each of our students through a Participant Coach, whose goal is to support students both academically and personally in their individual endeavors.

Project and Outcome Report
ProjectInnovations Moving People to Achieve Certified Training (IMPACT)
InstitutionCentral Community College
Outcome ReportIMPACT Final Evaluation Report
Industry SectorManufacturing
Grant Completed9/30/16
Grant Amount$5,629,194
Participation Metrics
Participation1,019 participants
Short-certificates earned (1 year or less)141 students
Long certificates earned (1 year or more)9 students
Two-year degrees earned305 students
Employment*111 employed after completion

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