When educators connect their institution’s mission to the needs of their regional economy, employers thrive, communities prosper, and students’ lives are transformed. In this industry partnership masterclass, Jeff Spain and Scott Wegeng of Columbus State Community College offered a behind-the-scenes look at the strategies and best practices they’ve used to develop thriving “earn and learn” partnerships with 26 leading employers in their region, including household names like Honda and Target. Watch the full recording, or jump to a specific part of the presentation using the detailed outline.
Columbus State Community College (CSCC) in Columbus, Ohio, is collaborating with major employers like Honda to address the region’s advanced manufacturing skills gap. Find out how these close industry partnerships result in relevant curriculum and meaningful work experience for students, who go on to become in-demand, career-ready graduates.
We had a lot of fun yesterday hosting a webinar to discuss our new report, “Manufacturing Is Not Dead: The Rise of High-Skill, High-Wage Production Jobs.” Watch a video and download the PPT here!
In our newest research, we consider domestic manufacturing’s post-recession renaissance, and analyze the critical skills required for the modern production worker. On March 27 (2:00 pm EDT/11:00 am PDT), please join us for a webinar to discuss the report’s findings and methodology.
Columbus State Community College collaborated with the local Honda manufacturing plant to develop the Modern Manufacturing Work-Study program. Together, Honda and Columbus State meticulously designed the rigorous academic program to equip students with the high-paying skills Honda needed. The program is based on the college’s Electro-Mechanical Engineering Technology degree, and gives students the knowledge and skills “used in industries from manufacturing, to environmental control, to food and pharmaceutical production, to automated warehousing.”
In this brief exploratory paper Emsi’s senior economist highlights an important element in the debate about automation, manufacturing, and displaced jobs.