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Developing an Advanced Manufacturing Certificate Program for High School Students

Abstract: This paper is authored by Christopher Reis, Kettle Moraine School District (WI) and Donald Patnode, Second Chance Partners for Education. This conference paper is part of the 2013 ASQ Advancing the STEM Agenda Conference paper.

The demand for skilled workers in technology-intensive manufacturing careers is growing due to demographic shifts in the American workforce. The Kettle Moraine School District and Second Chance Partners for Education have partnered to establish a program to circumvent these challenges. Junior and senior students will complete academic coursework and will also learn technical skills through employment experience with local and national manufacturing businesses.

Keywords: STEM - Conference Proceedings - Partnering - Hands-on Learning

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