NCATC Friends and Colleagues,
A quick look back at 2018 and our 30th Anniversary highlights.
Strategic Industry Partnerships, Apprenticeships, Industry-Recognized Credentials, coupled with Emerging Technologies were the predominant themes at the 30th Anniversary NCATC Conference in Cleveland, OH (oh, and the Browns and Indians won, too) this September. Industry 4.0 / Smart Automation and work-based learning were catalysts for discussions about training a new generation, bringing even more educators current with new technologies and delivering more flexible solutions for workforce training.
NCATC brought over 200 community college, manufacturing and workforce professionals together to share best / promising practices and solutions to improve training approaches and move workforce education forward.
The NCATC Board of Directors and staff hope to see you at AACC’s WDI2019 in San Diego, CA – January 30-February 02, 2019 where we will share key Industry 4.0 Toolkit outcomes from our partnership with AACC and the Arconic Foundation and a cohort of nine select community colleges focused on improving the technical workforce development in diverse areas such as Cybersecurity, Simulation, System Integration, Big Data Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Industrial Internet-Of-Things (IIOT), Additive Manufacturing, Advanced Robotics, etc.
And, don’t forget to Save-the-Date for the 2019 NCATC Summer Workshop hosted by Oakland Community College (OCC) and FANUC America in Auburn Hills, MI – June 6-7th. For more event details, visit the BRAND NEW ncatc.org.
As always, we encourage you to stay regularly connected, via the 2019 NCATC website, social media, and quarterly e-newsletters like this one.
J. Craig McAtee, NCATC Executive Director