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Grant to revitalize manufacturing education

Estacada will have full-time manufacturing teacher


Clackamas Education Service District received $324,281 to expand manufacturing-education programs countywide.

Clackamas Career & Technical Education Consortium, with Clackamas Education Service District as fiscal agent will use the funding in part to hire a full-time manufacturing program manager to serve as a liaison between local manufacturers and high school programs. That person will also instruct high school manufacturing teachers on the Manufacturing Skills Standards Council Certified Production Technician curriculum and certification.

High school programs that will be direct recipients of the grant funds include Colton, Estacada, Molalla and Sandy high schools. Canby High School and the Sabin-Schellenberg Center, are indirect recipients of the grant activities. Their teachers will participate in mentoring activities and alignment to the standards, but will not be funded directly by the grant.

Clackamas Community College is considered a “key partner” in the ESD grant by offering manufacturing courses at Molalla High School and ensuring that the high school programs are leading to industry and postsecondary credentials that “lead to high-wage, high-demand careers.” CCC provides opportunities for high school students to earn college credits and begin a career pathway early.

Estacada, Sandy and Molalla High Schools currently have manufacturing programs of study that are part-time, which limits student access, program content and scope. Grant funds will support the expansion of these three programs by increasing the part-time staffing to full-time at Estacada and Sandy high schools.



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