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Clemson University's Center for Workforce Development is helping students in technical colleges across the state to be prepared to land manufacturing jobs.

They've developed a new curriculum to prepare students for the high-tech jobs in the manufacturing field.

The curriculum has been deployed to a quarter of the state's technical colleges as well as the Pickens County Career and Technology Center.

"They can come in and do the hands-on part, which is very important, with an instructor, and then from there kind of marry those two pieces together, to be prepared to take the MSSC certification," explained Kris Frady, Director of Operations for the Center for Workforce Development.

The goal is to give students a better shot at landing good jobs, as well as to meet the needs of the state's employers and recruit new companies.

"We've tried to take this and kind of flip the classroom and provide these resources to technical colleges, so they can increase their capacity and also serve students in a new way," Frady said.

The curriculum includes virtual reality simulations that allow students to learn and reinforce what they learn in the classroom.

"Basically how you can use virtually reality based training tools to support the educational needs of the people," explained Kapil Chalil Madathil, Director of Technology Operations for the Center of Workforce Development.

They say it's also important to changing the perception of the industry to let people know that manufacturing is modern. 

"Manufacturing really is a sustainable career option that they should really be looking at," Frady said.
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