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03-15-2010 -- Workshop at CCAC highlights advanced manufacturing programs
PITTSBURGH-The Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) and
Catalyst Connection will host a workshop for regional manufacturers
March 18 at CCAC-West Hills center in Oakdale. The workshop will
present information on the college's Technical & Manufacturing
Proficiency programs, including Building Maintenance Technology and
Mechatronics. The event will also include a tour of CCAC's
state-of-the-art training facilities.
Members of the press are welcome to attend.
CCAC's Mechatronics program is funded through a $750,000
competitive grant from the federal Fund for the Improvement of
Postsecondary Education (FIPSE). CCAC was one of only two
Pennsylvania schools awarded a grant through FIPSE's Innovative
Strategies in Community Colleges initiative. Tuition is free for
those who qualify for the program.
Mechatronics is a new and exciting engineering field that
integrates mechanical and electronic components with hydraulics,
pneumatics, electronics and computer controls in the manufacture of
industrial products and processes. Mechatronics makes it possible
to create simpler, more economical, reliable and versatile
commercial and industrial products. The field frees people from
routine tasks and allows them to focus on solving problems, fixing
equipment breakdowns or changing processes for optimal operation.
Jobs in Mechatronics may be found in manufacturing, energy
generation and power distribution, health care, military,
government and education.
CCAC's Building Maintenance Technology program has been designed
to meet the needs of industry for skilled all-around mechanical
maintenance personnel. Participants acquire skills in many diverse
areas of maintenance and learn workplace procedures and protocol.
Upon successful completion of the program, graduates may seek
employment as facility maintenance workers or as building
Advanced manufacturing workshopWhen: 8:30-10:00 a.m. Thursday, March 18Where: CCAC West Hills Center, 1000 McKee Road, Oakdale,
PA 15071Who: Regional manufacturers; workshop hosted by CCAC and
Catalyst ConnectionWhat: Information on CCAC's Technical & Manufacturing
Proficiency programs, tour of training facilities
About CCACThe Community College of Allegheny County is the largest
institution of postsecondary higher education in Pennsylvania. The
college serves 30,000 credit students through 170 degree and
certificate programs and offers thousands of lifelong learning
non-credit and workforce development courses to 35,000 students
annually. Incorporating a learning-centered environment committed
to the future of the region, CCAC continues to expand its reach
through innovative programming and accessible instruction offered
via convenient day, evening, weekend and online courses. With four
campuses and six centers serving Allegheny County and surrounding
communities, CCAC endeavors to fulfill its mission to provide
affordable access to quality education and offer a dynamic, diverse
and supportive learning environment that prepares the region's
residents for academic, professional and personal success in our
changing global society.
About Catalyst ConnectionCatalyst Connection is an economic development
organization whose mission is to advance the performance of
manufacturing companies in southwestern Pennsylvania. Serving the
manufacturing sector for over 21 years, Catalyst Connection
provides technical assistance in the latest industry best
practices, translated to meet the needs of the small and
medium-sized establishments that dominate the region's
manufacturing sector. Catalyst Connection also provides awareness
and outreach to the region's manufacturers on the many resources
available to them to help them succeed. This includes a
strong and growing partnership with the region's community