Alternative Pathways to Engineering Education and Careers

Long Beach City College (LBCC) proposes to deliver alternative pathways to engineering education and careers, by expanding existing programs with skills competencies, incorporating online virtual simulation and labs, building on a proven model from a Round 2 TAACCT project, enhancing curriculum with employers's input, and creating stacked and latticed credentials that lead to associate degrees in engineering technology and electrical technology. The proposed project is in response to the re-education needs of our displaced, TAA-eligible worker, and the specific training needs of our industry partners – Boeing, Oceaneering International, Pacific Maritime Association (PMA), and TABC Inc. LBCC will utilize the proven and successful model created by Edmunds Community College (Edmonds CC) in Washington (in partnership with Boeing and 180 Skills), a consortium member of the Wichita Area Technical College's National Aviation Consortium (NAC) awarded in TAACCCT Round 2. LBCC's proposed project will utilizing existing online modules created by 180 Skills for Edmond CC to build a core technical training program delivered online to provide basic foundational technical knowledge and skills to TAA eligible participants, veterans, students and incumbent workers, and to increase progression to engineering education pathways that lead to internships and jobs identified by the employer partners.

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