Broward College and JPMorgan Chase & Co. Partner to Increase Skills Training in High-Demand Tech Manufacturing
New Advanced Manufacturing certificate program to launch in Spring 2016
High-tech manufacturing jobs are on the rise in South Florida and to meet the demand Broward College is announcing a new certificate program. Funded by a $440,000 grant from JPMorgan Chase, the Advanced Manufacturing Certification Program will help prepare area talent in high-demand skills that can lead to competitive salaries, such as computerized numerical control (CNC), automation, microprocessor, digital technology and other technologies that power consumer and business technologies.
“Investing in workforce opportunities that get more people ready for higher paying jobs, is investing in a better future for all of South Florida,” said Teresa Boyd, market leader for JPMorgan Chase and head of business banking for Chase in Broward.
A year ago, the firm made an unprecedented global commitment to helping more people gain access to training for the most in-demand jobs employers need to fill as part of the New Skills at Work program. Narrowing the skills gap is proven to help open more paths to economic opportunity and prosperity.
The Advanced Manufacturing Certification Program’s focus is to produce highly skilled, qualified workers that can be employed as CNC Machine Operators to support our local workforce. The Program is part of a larger strategy to create a mechatronics training hub supporting the area’s manufacturing industry.
“We are constantly committed to supporting the immediate needs of our community and workforce, and funding for this new program allow us to continue that mission by offering a new certificate to our students that will prepare and train them to meet the critical demands of the manufacturing industry,” said Broward College President J. David Armstrong, Jr.
To learn more about Broward College’s engineering program, visit www.broward.edu/engineering.