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2 Career Success!

3 Wisconsin’s Aging Population *Statistics from the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Problems Needing Solution

4 CTE Problems Needing Solution High school students have limited Career and Technical Education (CTE) options Lack of Youth Pipeline

5 Skills Gap in Wisconsin Wisconsin is #1 in the U.S. for manufacturing jobs. 20% of our gross domestic product comes from manufacturing. *From The Road Ahead: Restoring Wisconsin’s Workforce Development, Tim Sullivan et al., 2012

6 Building the Youth Pipeline

7 Trace-A-Matic’s Commitment Incentive plan based on GPA 3.00 – 4.00 = $1,300 2.75 – 2.99 = $ 975 2.50 – 2.74 = $ 650 Employment Retention bonus Continued on the job training Tuition reimbursement

8 Career Success!

9 Miller Electric & Fox Valley Technical College The Partnership The Facility Accomplishments of the Partnership

10 Miller Electric Manufacturing Headquartered in Appleton, Wisconsin World’s largest manufacturer of arc welding and cutting equipment Founded in 1929 as one man welding sales operation servicing Northeastern Wisconsin and has grown to 1,450 employees Miller’s Value of Innovation and the drive for partnership with FVTC

11 The Partnership The goal of this partnership is to broaden our capacity as partners to create a skilled workforce that serves the metal fabrication and welding industries. Each partner contributes by delivering on its core competency: Miller Electric has provided equipment and supplies with a value in excess of $1.5 million to equip facilities in Oshkosh and Appleton Equipment refreshed every three years and distributed to Miller distributor partners for resale Fox Valley Technical College provides training and technical assistance to Miller Electric “These partnerships are a two-way street. We can offer state-of-the-art equipment and bring our technical knowledge in, and in turn, FVTC helps us by providing training to our employees, not just in welding, but many departments from supervisory training, quality training and electronics training.” – Mike Weller, President – Miller Electric

12 The Facility Opened for use in January 2011 Industrial Welding Technician (AAS) Welding and Metal Fabrication (TD) Production Welding (TD) Business and industry training Leased facility built to specifications for FVTC by private developer 26,000-square-foot facility at 4300 Poberezny Road in Oshkosh 48 state of the art welding booths equipped by Miller Electric Manufacturing Co. Fully Equipped CNC and fabrication capacity Classrooms and computer labs Metallurgy and metal testing labs Robotic welding cells




16 Accomplishments Welding training capacity increased from 15 booths at Spanbauer Facility to 48 booths at the AMTC Fabrication space and equipment expanded – more time on task for students in the programs and decreased wait time for equipment Decreased student wait time for program entry Decreased employer wait times for training and technical assistance Fall 2013 capacity – 172 students operating from 7:00 am–9:00 pm Fall 2013, added two sections of robotic welding to meet employer needs – Equipment partnership with Miller Electric and local Mfgs. Class of 2012 job placements – 6 months post-graduation Industrial Welding Technician – 100% Production Welding – 85% Welding/Metal Fabrication – 86%


18 Working with Education for Over 75 Years A Global Developer and Manufacturer of tool, diagnostic, and equipment solutions for professionals “The time is now for technical education in America.” Nick Pinchuk Chairman & CEO Snap- on Incorporated NC3 Industry Partner/Advocate Partner: Snap-On

19 Snap-on & Gateway Partnership Around 2006 Gateway & Snap-on began discussing a partnership model centered on automotive diagnostics. Snap-on identified a skills gap: Auto Technicians used at best 20-25% of their advanced diagnostic tools’ features and capabilities. Could this be increased to 70% or more? Solution: Horizon Center

20 Horizon Center for Transportation Technology – Open Fall 2007 20

21 Snap-on Certifications *Snap-on certifications are compatible with other industry recognized certifications. They are developed and administered with NC3 (National Coalition of Certification Centers).  Automotive Scanner Diagnostics  Diesel Scanner Diagnostics  Mechanical and Electronic Torque  Multimeter  Wheel Service and Alignment  Asset Management (FOD and Tool Control)  Horticulture  Building Performance Instruments

22 Goals for the Gateway Automotive Program Fall 2007 Certification Integration Increase Employability Increase Enrollment Recruitment & Retention Increase Graduation Rate Overall Raise the Professionalism and Expectations of Faculty & Students

23 NC3 Impact on Gateway Increase Enrollment 23

24 NC3 Impact on Gateway Increase Employability (5 Year Average) 24

25 NC3 Impact on Gateway Increase the Graduation Rate 25


27 Partnership Evolution After the Horizon Center opening other colleges and businesses began to look at this partnership model. Increased interest required a separate organization to spearhead the expansion and facilitate future partnerships. In 2010 the National Coalition of Certification Centers or NC3 was established. 27

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