Program offers new skills and hope for manufacturing industry

Source: SME

Oct 26, 2009

To help pave the way for those with specialized manufacturing skills looking to add sustainability to their body of knowledge, the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) is collaborating with Purdue University’s Technical Assistance Program to develop the Green Manufacturing Specialist Certificate.

The Purdue TAP curriculum focuses on such topics as sustainable manufacturing, energy efficiency, water conservation, reuse and recycling, designing for the environment and how different pollutants affect the environment.

This partnership includes SME developing an accompanying exam or outcome-based assessment, which will be tested by participants in the Purdue TAP green work force training program. Upon successful testing in Indiana, SME will offer the exam nationwide.

Beyond a broad course of study, the Green Certificate also offers varying levels of learning intensity.

For more information, visit www.mep.purdue.edu.

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