Life as an over the road truck driver can be a big adjustment, but Crowder College’s MoSTEMWINs navigator is helping students adapt to their new lifestyle.
At the recent MoWINs retreat, several colleges shared samples and models for how they are implementing Credit for Prior Learning on campus.
When the NORANDA Aluminum facility in the community of New Madrid, Missouri closed in early 2016, Billie Estes lost the industrial maintenance position he had held at the facility for a decade.
On paper Billie looked like a well-qualified job candidate. During his six years of service in the Marines, he trained as an Avionics Technician with cross training in mechanical systems and hydraulic systems. Next he completed a Bachelor of Science degree as an Aviation Technician. Later on, he also studied HVAC technology.
Through MoSTEMWINs, North Central Missouri College chose to offer a Certified Production Technician program, a manufacturing certificate and the UP program, which is designed to assist students with low math skills.
September has been a busy month for the Scorecard project. Several pieces of the project have been moving along, with different contractors and state IT groups assigned to different parts of the project. Significant progress has been made, and these individual components are now coming together.
Manufacturing jobs are not what they used to be, so Missouri’s colleges are teaming up with the manufacturing industry to promote careers in this high-demand modern industry.
At last month’s grants retreat, Dr. Janice Aanenson from CAEL, officially kicked off the launch of the Missouri Credit for Prior Learning crosswalk project, which will ultimately develop a statewide credit for prior learning course matrix crosswalk to national standards.