Educational Foundation Awards Training GrantsMarch 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.