STEM Education / Changing Workforce

Alcoa helps establish high school manufacturing program

By Quad Cities (Iowa) Times

Dec 23, 2015

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Seed money from Alcoa Foundation will help Eastern Iowa Community Colleges establish a new career academy for high school students to explore the manufacturing field.

With a $75,000 grant from Alcoa Foundation, the college district will launch a High School Advanced Manufacturing Career Academy beginning next fall at the Blong Technology Center in northwest Davenport, Iowa. Through the new program, up to 20 Iowa Quad-City high school students will take classes each semester through the district's Engineering Technology program while still enrolled in high school.

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