Advanced Manufacturing Education Alliance
The Advanced Manufacturing Education (AME) Alliance
In October 2012, the U.S. Department of Labor awarded Pine Technical College and three institutional partners a $13.1 million grant to expand educational opportunities in advanced manufacturing to train workers for high-wage, high-skill jobs.
With this three-year funding Pine Technical College, Central Lakes College, St. Cloud Technical and Community College and the 360 Degree Center for Excellence at Bemidji State University have formed the Advanced Manufacturing Education (AME) Alliance to expand the educated labor pool in direct response to local manufacturing employer needs.
Pine Technical College (PTC) has been using the AME grant to expand our Industrial Technology Programs. In the fall of 2013, PTC initiated new programs in Robotics/Automation, Plastics Technology, and Advanced Manufacturing.
The AME grant also funded the purchase of substantial high-tech, state-of-the-art industrial equipment for valuable hands-on learning experiences for PTC's students.
PTC graduates with credentials in the following programs will have the education, training and skills to prepare them for careers in advanced manufacturing that are in high demand in our region and throughout Minnesota.
For more information
For more information about the AME Alliance and PTC's new high-tech, industry-focused advanced manufacturing programs, please feel free to visit the website for AME Alliance or the folks listed below:
Kris Hanson, Education & Employment Advisor 320.629.4568 hansonK@pinetech.edu
Heidi Braun, Customized Training Rep. 320.629.5178 firstname.lastname@example.org
Kerry Fridstrom, Data Coordinator 320.629.5183 email@example.com
Diane Odegard, AME Grant Manager 320-629-4569 firstname.lastname@example.org
Stefanie Schroeder, Dean of Workforce & Economic Development 320.629.5126 email@example.com