the national science foundation awarded Canyons College (COC) a $646,354 grant to fund an on-campus Welding Education Smart Technology (WEST) program in fall 2022.
Scheduled for the next semester, Project WEST intends to integrate smart technology platforms – coupled with industry-recognized stackable certificates – into the current welding curriculum.
“We are delighted to receive this grant from the national science foundationwhich will take our welding program to the next level,” said Harriet Happel, Dean of Vocational and Technical Education at the COC.
According to COC officials.
“The WEST project will help create a pool of qualified welders ready to meet the demands of Industry 5.0,” said Tim Baber, director of the welding technology department at the college. “We will be able to align the curriculum with the same smart technologies that students will encounter in today’s job market.”
According to school officials.
With the nearly $650,000 grant, approximately 300 students entering through traditional or dual-enrollment pathways are expected to hone their skills.
“This grant from the National Science Foundation will allow us to expand equitable access to certificate pathways through flexible instructional delivery,” Baber said. “This is an exciting time for our welding program.”
For more information on the college’s welding program, click here.
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