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CF Recognized for Excellence in Manufacturing Education

June 17, 2013

The College of Central Florida has been recognized for excellence in manufacturing education by the Manufacturing Institute. CF was one of only 39 institutions in the nation and 11 in Florida to make the organization’s M-list, which recognizes educational institutes that teach manufacturing students to industry standards.

CF’s manufacturing programs are the Associate in Arts in Engineering Technology — Quality Specialization and Certificate in Engineering Technology — Lean Six Sigma Green Belt.

“To remain competitive in the global marketplace, manufacturers require a highly skilled workforce — from the production floor to the design studio to the C-suite,” the Manufacturing Institute website states. “The select schools on the M-List have arranged their coursework around industry standards, and they make sure students earn credentials that are in the NAM-Endorsed Manufacturing Skills Certification System.”

The Manufacturers Endorsed Education Alliance is predicated on the philosophy that quality technical education must be fully integrated with the competencies identified by industry.

“I am very proud the Manufacturing Institute recognized 11 Florida colleges for incorporating industry standards into manufacturing education and job training,” said Florida College System Chancellor Randy Hanna in a news release from the Florida Department of Education Press Office. “The Florida College System’s strong connection to the manufacturing community ensures our students are receiving the highest quality education that will prepare them for good jobs.”

To learn more about manufacturing education at CF, contact Dr. Cheryl Fante at 352-854-2322, ext. 1281, or fantec@cf.edu.

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