Educational Foundation Awards Training Grants

March 1, 2008

The Precision Metalforming Association Educational Foundation board of trustees has awarded $88,000 in grants to seven programs created to enhance the U.S. metalforming workforce. Awarded:

• $28,000 to Vincennes University, Vincennes, IN, for curriculum development for beginning and advanced die-protection courses, working with PMA’s Indiana District. 

• $15,000 to the Center for Polytechnical Education for the development of manufacturing-oriented high schools in Chicago.

• $15,000 to Riverworks Development Corp. to offer advanced training programs for press operation and setup in Milwaukee, WI, working with PMA’s Wisconsin District. 

• $10,000 to the Connecticut Business and Industry Education Foundation to support the 2008 Manufacture Your Future Careers Expo II, a one-day career-awareness event in Hartford.

• $10,000 to the California Coalition for Manufacturing, Education and Government to support two projects—$5000 for designing a framework for pod casts of NIMS-based curriculum, and $5000 for a public image campaign. 

• $5000 to Red Education Consulting Services, Apex, NC, to achieve NIMS credentialing for high school and community college instructors throughout the state. 

• $5000 as a challenge grant to Naugatuck Valley Community College, Waterbury, CT, for the purchase of a rotary machine for sheetmetal training, contingent on the school’s ability to secure the remaining funds needed.

Industry-Related Terms: Center, NC
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See also: Precision Metalforming Association

Technologies: Management, Training


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