Manufacturing Institute releases roadmap for education reform.
Press Release Summary:
April 4, 2011 - The Manufacturing Institute, the non-profit affiliate of NAM, has released Roadmap to Education Reform for Manufacturing. Document lays out 6 principles for innovative reform, including moving to competency-based education; establishing and expanding industry-education partnerships; infusing technology in education; creating excitement for manufacturing careers; applying manufacturing principles like "lean" to reduce education costs; and expanding successful youth development programs.
Original Press Release
The Manufacturing Institute Releases Roadmap for Education Reform in Manufacturing
Press release date: March 31, 2011
o Wise investment in early childhood education;
o The integration of nationally portable, industry-recognized credentials in high school and community college degree programs of study;
o Educational pathways in high school and college that are standards-based, performance-based, and proficiency-based, not seat-time based;
o More technology-driven alternatives for secondary and postsecondary education;
o Compressed high school-college schedules via early college and dual enrollment models; and
o More internships and mentorships to align higher education with industry competency and skills requirements. "As a manufacturer thinking about what I can do about education, the place I have influence is where I live. So I chose to start locally," said Donald McCabe, senior vice president, Corning, Inc., who leads a Southern Tier, NY, science, technology, engineering, and math education initiative. "In my area, we are at the point of influencing hundreds of young people, changing their potential future. But, if I add that to the hundreds of thousands that my colleagues are influencing in their communities, we see widespread change and real results that ensure economic opportunity for our young people and a positive future for U.S. manufacturing." View and download the Roadmap to Education Reform for Manufacturing here (http://institute.nam.org/view/2001109032700323542/info). To request hard copies of the roadmap, please contact Gardner Carrick at firstname.lastname@example.org or (202) 637-3491. About The Manufacturing Institute
The Manufacturing Institute (the Institute) is the 501 (c) (3) affiliate of the National Association of Manufacturers. As a non-partisan organization, the Institute is committed to delivering leading-edge information and services to the nation's manufacturers. The Institute focuses on developing human capital strategies through education reform and workforce development, conducting applied research to provide critical information to public policy makers on challenges and opportunities for today's industry, and advancing the innovation capacity of manufacturers operating in a global market.