WACO, Texas (August 27, 2013) — The Career Pathways Partnership Excellence Award will be presented October 14, 2013, at the National Career Pathways Network (NCPN) Annual Conference in San Antonio, TX to three outstanding programs. This year’s 1st place recipient is the Toyota North American Production Support Center and Bluegrass Community & Technical College’s Advanced Manufacturing Technician Program.
Sponsored by Kuder, Inc., the Career Pathways Partnership Excellence Award emphasizes the importance of career guidance and advising, professional development for educators and employers, and the employer role in providing work-based learning opportunities for students.
Career Pathways Partnership Excellence Award 1st Place Winner
The goal of the AMT Program is to produce technicians for advanced manufacturing that are as capable as those from the best technical education programs in the world. This will ensure that U.S. manufacturing has a human talent stream that is better than our toughest global economic competitors. The AMT Program has three major phases: K-12 engagement and recruiting, a 2-year college associate degree, and a 1-2 year internship. Successful completers may continue directly into high paying jobs. Toyota visits schools, promotes STEM, and arranges special tours to the manufacturing plant and the campus for those in 5th grade, middle, and high school. Toyota and other manufacturers then visit over 25 high schools each year to promote and recruit for the AMT Program.
The 1st place winners will be presenting “The Toyota AMT Career Pathway Program: A Global Technician Development Path” at the NCPN conference on Monday, October 14, 12:45-2:00 p.m. They will also be recognized at the NCPN Member Luncheon on Tuesday, October 15, noon-1:15 p.m.
The National Career Pathways Network (NCPN) assists its education and business members in implementing, evaluating, and improving Career Pathways initiatives by providing a communication network. NCPN strives to compile and share information on exemplary practices, collaborate to develop implementation resources, and foster communication about Career Pathways and other workforce education programs.
Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky, Inc.