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North Central Missouri College seeks paths to improve the education of students in manufacturing related disciplines, provide continuing education for the current workforce, and increasing the number of graduates ready to fill jobs in the manufacturing profession. A consortium of Missouri community colleges, led by St. Louis Community College, received nearly $15 million to launch MoManufacturingWINs. Through this effort, students will earn skill certificates that are recognized and endorsed by the National Association of Manufacturers. These certificates show employers that workers have demonstrated skills in specific areas of manufacturing, such as production, industrial maintenance, welding, machining and transportation and logistics.

Colleges participating in the MoManufacturingWINs consortium include East Central College; Linn State Technical College; Metropolitan Community College; Mineral Area College; North Central Missouri College; Ozarks Technical Community College; St. Charles Community College; and St. Louis Community College. This nine-member consortium of public two-year colleges will collaborate to implement a rigorous certification training model endorsed by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM). The program will enable students to earn industry-recognized credentials that validate students' mastery of skills in specific areas of manufacturing.

MoManufacturingWINs at NCMC will support implementation of "stackable credentials" in three occupational clusters: Production, Industrial Maintenance, and Welding. With the opportunity to acquire additional skill certifications like the National Career Readiness Certificate, this 'latticed' learning model provides added intensity, flexibility and comprehensiveness in the course of study, making the graduates more skilled and competitive job seekers. With supportive coaching and peer networking from career coaches and opportunities for actual field learning, Missouri's model has demonstrated success with adult learners and/or dislocated workers, who are targeted by the program.

The MoManufacturingWINs programs enable NCMC to provide skills training and education leading to industry based credentials and certificates using accelerated methods of instruction, on-line and technology enabled curriculum, Credit for Prior Learning, and work-based learning opportunities. The National Career Readiness Certificate, industry certifications, credentials, college certificates, and courses in these areas will be stacked and incorporated into certificates and degrees that can be completed in 16 weeks, two semesters, or existing two-year Associate of Applied Science degree programs including Industrial and Energy System Technology and Applied Technology (1+1).

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For additional information on MoManufacturingWINs at NCMC, please contact Sue Quinn at 660-359-3948 ext1359 or, or Jason Helton at 660-359-3948 ext 1278 or

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