Whittier Tech Gets State Grant to Fund Welding and Advanced Manufacturing Program

Everyone who’s ever read anything on GrantNews knows I love to talk about workforce development and job training. Our economy always changes so it’s important to ensure people have access to the skills needed for well-paying jobs. Such as welding, which pays $45-$75k per year in the state of Maryland and Advanced manufacturing jobs that can earn a worker upwards of six figures. These careers are in high demand worldwide and could lead to more people being gainfully employed. Whittier Tech received a grant from the state of Maryland and as a result of this grant, Whittier will increase funding for their adult-wielding and advanced manufacturing programs. Job training such as this helps those who need to transition into new careers.

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So, what does this even mean for these programs? Let’s talk a bit about that.

The advanced manufacturing program at Whittier Tech is a program combining the use of technical knowledge with hands-on workforce experience. This hands-on experience includes the manufacturing of products and the proper use of precision machines. The program description emphasizes technical shop theory, as well as the use of lathes, saws, vertical and horizontal milling machines , plus surface and cylindrical grinders.

Other Things the Program Will Study Is:

  • Applied machine shop mathematics
  • Blueprint reading
  • Geometric dimensioning and tolerance limits
  • Knowledge and operation of Computer Numerical Control (CNC)
  • Vertical Machining Center (VMC)
  • CNC Lathe
  • FANUC Wire EDM
  • 4th Axis Machining will be studied

Here’s What This Funding Will Mean

This program is part of the state of Maryland’s Career Technical Initiative and seeks to bolster the retention and growth of technology initiatives in the state. This grant is for $90,000, and the programs seek to provide training and placement for unemployed and underemployed adults.

Superintendent Maureen Lynch, spoke on this grant award. “Many businesses in our communities are thriving and have a strong demand for workers trained in career and technical education. The Baker-Polito Administration has long supported CTE as a key component of a skilled and knowledgeable workforce,” Superintendent Lynch said. “We’re deeply thankful for this grant, and to be able to continue offering programs that will help students develop the skills and knowledge they need to obtain careers in growing industries that pay a living wage.”

Whittier Tech has partnered with MassHire Merrimack Valley Career Center and others as employment partners. These employment partners also include:

  • Arwood Machine
  • Magellan Aerospace
  • Fairview Machine
  • Aero Manufacturing
  • Metacrafters
  • East Coast Welding & Metal Fabrication
  • Metal Tronics, LLC

This grant is part of $2.1 million in CTI grants that the Baker-Polito has divided to be awarded to 10 different CTI educational institutions.

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