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Alignment of Educational Pathways in Indiana’s Four-Year Institutions with the NAM-Endorsed Manufacturing Skills Certifica...
Why Is Manufacturing Important to the United States (and Indiana)? <ul><li>It will be extremely difficult for the United S...
US Manufacturing Remains Strong, but… Source:  Facts About Modern Manufacturing, 8 th  Edition /The Manufacturing Institute
How Is the State of Indiana Doing? Source: Center for Business and Economic Research: www.bsu.edu/cber
Indiana’s Manufacturing Career Pathway Opportunities
Indiana’s Manufacturing Career Pathway Opportunities
Education Can Address Some of these Challenges
Sample Pathway Model Education Level Job Role High school Diploma General Laborer / Assembly work High School Diploma + Ce...
Discussion Questions <ul><li>What are our current manufacturing-related assets? </li></ul><ul><li>What issues do we need t...
What Are Our Current Manufacturing-Related Assets? <ul><li>What manufacturing-related programs of study do we have current...
What Issues Do We Need to Address? <ul><li>What are our most significant  articulation  issues? </li></ul><ul><li>What are...
How Do We Better Deploy, Link, & Leverage our Assets to… <ul><li>Create a better integrated educational pathways system?  ...
What Actions Do We Need to Take? <ul><li>Within our own institutions? </li></ul><ul><li>With policymakers? </li></ul><ul><...
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  • As we enter a new decade, U.S. manufacturing is strong: if it were a country by itself, it would be the eighth largest economy in the world. At over $1.6 trillion, it is nearly 12% of the total U.S. GDP. However, in light of the many challenges facing manufacturers in the 21 st century economy, we must keep our eyes on two key drivers of their success: innovation and a highly educated and skilled workforce.
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    1. 1. Alignment of Educational Pathways in Indiana’s Four-Year Institutions with the NAM-Endorsed Manufacturing Skills Certification System Nathan Hartman Scott Hutcheson Purdue University
    2. 2. Why Is Manufacturing Important to the United States (and Indiana)? <ul><li>It will be extremely difficult for the United States to balance its trade account without a healthy manufacturing sector. </li></ul><ul><li>Manufacturing is a key driver of employment growth and source of high-paying jobs for individuals at many skill levels. </li></ul><ul><li>Manufacturing is the principal source of R&D and innovation activity. </li></ul><ul><li>Manufacturing and services sectors are inseparable and complementary. </li></ul><ul><li>Manufacturing is vital to U.S. national security. </li></ul>Ezell, S.J. & Atkinson, R.D. (2011). The case for a national manufacturing strategy. The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation.
    3. 3. US Manufacturing Remains Strong, but… Source: Facts About Modern Manufacturing, 8 th Edition /The Manufacturing Institute
    4. 4. How Is the State of Indiana Doing? Source: Center for Business and Economic Research: www.bsu.edu/cber
    5. 5. Indiana’s Manufacturing Career Pathway Opportunities
    6. 6. Indiana’s Manufacturing Career Pathway Opportunities
    7. 7. Education Can Address Some of these Challenges
    8. 8. Sample Pathway Model Education Level Job Role High school Diploma General Laborer / Assembly work High School Diploma + Certificate Skilled Assembly (e.g., electrical, hydraulic, mechatronics) Associate Degree Machinist Associate Degree + Certificate CNC Operator/Tooling Programmer (specialist) Baccalaureate Degree Engineer/Designer (e.g., machine/tool design; quality control, production management) Masters Degree Production manager/Logistics and Supply Chain Manager /Master Scheduler
    9. 9. Discussion Questions <ul><li>What are our current manufacturing-related assets? </li></ul><ul><li>What issues do we need to address? </li></ul><ul><li>How do we better deploy, link, and leverage our assets? </li></ul><ul><li>What actions do we need to take? </li></ul>
    10. 10. What Are Our Current Manufacturing-Related Assets? <ul><li>What manufacturing-related programs of study do we have currently? </li></ul><ul><li>In which manufacturing-related educational pathways do we participate now? </li></ul><ul><li>What manufacturing outreach programs are working well? </li></ul><ul><li>What mechanisms do we have interaction with the manufacturing industry? </li></ul><ul><li>What career awareness and student recruitment strategies are we employing? </li></ul>
    11. 11. What Issues Do We Need to Address? <ul><li>What are our most significant articulation issues? </li></ul><ul><li>What are some the ways we could be better aligned (within our own institutions, with each other, with other stakeholders)? </li></ul><ul><li>Other issues? </li></ul>
    12. 12. How Do We Better Deploy, Link, & Leverage our Assets to… <ul><li>Create a better integrated educational pathways system? </li></ul><ul><li>Integrate version 2.0 credentials into our educational pathway and degree programs? </li></ul>
    13. 13. What Actions Do We Need to Take? <ul><li>Within our own institutions? </li></ul><ul><li>With policymakers? </li></ul><ul><li>With the workforce development system? </li></ul><ul><li>With other educational partners? </li></ul><ul><li>With each other? </li></ul>
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