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Celebrating 30 Years

 As we celebrate our 30th anniversary, NCATC member institutions continue to be uniquely positioned as vehicles for change in workforce development in their respective communities.
Join NCATC colleagues and founding members Cuyahoga Community College and Lorain County Community College in Cleveland for a three-day exchange of innovative ideas and promising practices around NCATC’s strategic focus areas: 

  • Industry 4.0: Emerging Trends in Advanced Technology and Smart Manufacturing
  • Apprenticeships, Work-Based Learning and Entrepreneurship in Workforce Development
  • Competency-Based Learning in Workforce Development
  • Industry-Recognized Credentials and Certifications
  • Adult Education and Learning Opportunities

 Innovation [Industry] Tours

  • think[box] at Case Western Reserve University
  • Welding Technology & Training Center at Lincoln Electric
  • Cleveland Clinic Innovation & Prototyping Center
  • Global Center for Health Innovation

Advanced Technology Center Tours
Cuyahoga Community College

  • Mechatronics, Automation/Industry 4.0
  • Idea Station/Fab Lab/3D-Additive Mfg.
  • Creative Arts - STEAM Labs

Lorain County Community College

  • Micro-electrical/Mechatronics Lab
  • Digital Mfg./Automation Labs
  • Fab Lab/Maker Space/3D- Additive Mfg.
  • Mobile Welding Lab

Concurrent SessionsPresented by community college workforce professionals in collaborative partnerships with industry partners like Haas Automation, Festo, Siemens, NIMS, Tooling U-SME, Manufacturing USA Institutes, NIST-MEP, KYFAME, NTMA, and OpusWorks, concurrent sessions will cover topics such as the future of work, industry-led apprenticeships, industry-credentials, Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), cybersecurity, additive manufacturing, robotics, artificial intelligence, the manufacturing classroom of the future,  and so much more!   

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NCATC 30th Anniversary (pdf)