Advanced Technological Education--National Centers

National Center for Manufacturing Education 

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The National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE) is dedicated to providing a cohesive system of entrepreneurship and incubation education utilizing community colleges as a coalescing force to accelerate the development of new venture creation in America. NACCE will be a major channel of distribution for best practices in entrepreneurship and student incubation at the community college level.

Center for Occupational Research and Development (CORD) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to furthering excellence in education. CORD's work focuses on projects and programs that prepare students for the technological workplace of the future.

NIST Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) is a nationwide network of more than 70 not-for-profit Centers whose sole purpose is to provide small and medium-sized manufacturers with the help they need to succeed. The Centers, located in all 50 states and Puerto Rico, are linked together through the Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology.

The Oak Ridge Centers for Manufacturing Technology (ORCMT) was established by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to help maintain national security capabilities while bolstering U.S. economic competitiveness in numerous manufacturing sectors. ORCMT is a national resource for manufacturing technology: it serves as a catalyst for applied research, development,design, prototyping, production, and training.

Welcome to Pathways to Technology, a multimedia project highlighting technology degree programs at community colleges. The Pathways to Technology Web site, video series, recruitment toolkit, and outreach initiative are designed for prospective students, returning students, parents, guidance counselors, and community college educators. Whether you're in high school and thinking about what's next, returning to school, or looking for ways to get the word out about good degree programs, Pathways to Technology is your route to information.

Technical Information Center Jointly sponsored by the Industrial Extension Service and NCSU's D.H. Hill Library, the Technical Information Center (TIC) has been providing an extension program for business and industrial firms since 1966. Some of the Center's services include reference assistance, obtaining photocopies of articles, book loans, and literature searching.

SkillsNET is taking the lead in helping Voluntary Industry Partnerships (VIPS) restyle existing work and worker performance data into SkillObjects. SkillsNET chose this approach to help employers meet complex workforce development and application needs.

NACFAM is an industry-led education, services and research non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Since its founding in 1989, it has received membership and in-kind contributions from over 500 companies, 18 national trade associations, 8 national technical education associations, and 250 centers at colleges, universities, federal labs, and manufacturing extension services. Governed by a Board of Directors, NACFAM is operated by a full-time professional staff.

The Industrial Extension Service transfers engineering science, technology, and industrial management to North Carolina business, industry, local government, and the engineering profession for the improvement of quality, productivity, and the environment; develops and delivers superior professional development programs that meet the lifelong education needs of professional engineers, scientists, and industrial managers; and advocates the use of engineering science and technology for both economic development and improvement of the quality of life in the state of North Carolina.

ERIC is a national education information network, is part of the National Library of Education, U.S. Department of Education. The goal of ERIC is to identify, select, process, and disseminate information in education. The ERIC system consists of 16 clearinghouses, each serving a specialized field of education; adjunct clearinghouses on specific aspects of education; and support services. ERIC components offer products and services including ERIC Digests, major publications, user products, bibliographies, referrals, and computer searches.

The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) has been a national voice for two-year associate degree granting institutions since its inception in 1920. Located in the National Center for Higher Education in Washington, D.C., AACC works with other higher education associations, the federal government, Congress, and other national associations that represent the public and private sectors to promote the goals of community colleges and higher education.

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The National Council for Workforce Education is a private, nonprofit, professional organization committed to promoting excellence and growth in occupational education at the postsecondary level. NCWE, an affiliate council of the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), provides a national forum for administrators and faculty in occupational, vocational, technical, and career education as well as representatives of business, labor, military, and government, to affect and direct the future role of two-year colleges in work-related education.

Lucent Technologies develops, manufactures, markets, and services advanced wired and wireless communications products and systems, for large and small enterprise customers in the United States and in 90+ countries around the world.

The Department of Labor (DOL) is charged with preparing the American workforce for new and better jobs, and ensuring the adequacy of America's workplaces. It is responsible for the administration and enforcement of over 180 federal statutes. These legislative mandates and the regulations produced to implement them cover a wide variety of workplace activities for nearly 10 million employers and well over 100 million workers, including protecting workers' wages, health and safety, employment and pension rights; promoting equal employment opportunity; administering job training, unemployment insurance and workers' compensation programs; strengthening free collective bargaining and collecting, analyzing and publishing labor and economic statistics.

Dalhousie University’s Instructional Development & Technology Sites is a listing of over 100 web sites that deal with instructional design and delivery.