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Training Manufacturing Technologists To Be Future Shop Floor Leaders

A new curriculum in development at MIT may soon open up learning opportunities for a new population of students — workers who are not necessarily college bound — to gain exposure to advanced technologies and industry-relevant expertise.

With collaborators at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell, Clemson University, Cape Cod Community College, and in the future the manufacturing software firm Tulip, a group of MIT researchers is developing a new curriculum aimed at strengthening the nation’s manufacturing workforce. The project was recently awarded funding from the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)’s Innovation Capability and Modernization (ICAM) office and its Industrial Base Analysis and Sustainment (IBAS) program. 

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