Recruiting manufacturers and students


RECRUITING A NEW WORKFORCE Two priorities for most technician education programs are connecting with industry partners and recruiting students from populations historically underrepresented in STEM careers. At the ATE Principal Investigators’ Conference this week Marcella Gale of Central Virginia Community College (CVCC) and Zack Hubbard of Rowan-Cabarrus Community College in North Carolina explained how they used Advanced Technological Education grants to develop outreach activities that are finding the sweet spot of accomplishing both goals simultaneously. ‘Like 4-H for manufacturing’ “We need all the help we can get to recruit students, for sure,” said Gale, sharing that the leader of [...]