Build State of the Art Advanced Manufacturing Mobile Classroom
(Montgomery, AL)- Trenholm State Community College will unveil its’ new Mobile Classroom equipped with an AMTEC Integrated Manufacturing System Simulator. The classroom will include wireless communications to utilize cloud-based curriculum. The event will take place at Tuskegee Square, 202 Rosa Parks Avenue in downtown Tuskegee, Alabama, on November 30, 2017, at 10:00 a.m.
The Mobile Classroom and Lab will offer workforce development training in remote locations for incumbent workers as well as high school career tech dual-enrollment students. “We are so excited about the new possibilities for students. They will be provided real-world curricula that is relevant to the skills being taught in manufacturing, which meets the current and future needs of industry,” says Trenholm State Community College President Sam Munnerlyn.
Industry is demanding that manufacturing and technical workers be better trained and more highly skilled than ever before. “At Trenholm, we have recognized that the traditional approach to job training was not enough. We needed to scale-up,” says Munnerlyn.
The Mobile Classroom and Lab will be used to train Macon County high school students participating in dual enrollment classes at Trenholm State. It will also be used to provide customized training for existing employees of local industry. Funding for the Mobile classroom came in part from a $1,714,640 grant received from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) and $428,660 in in-kind contributions from the Macon County Board of Education, the City of Tuskegee, the Macon County Economic Development Authority, and Trenholm State Community College. A portion of the funding was also used to purchase new manufacturing training equipment and to renovate classrooms and labs at the Macon County Career and Technical Education Center.