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Autonomous and Electric Vehicle Technician Pathway

De Anza partnered with Nuro, an innovative robotics company specializing in autonomous delivery vehicles, to develop a new career pathway – one of the first in the nation – for students interested in the growing autonomous and electric vehicle industry. The pathway combines existing Auto Tech and Computer Information Systems courses to prepare students to work in the fast-growing industry of autonomous vehicles.  The new partnership and …

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Bringing Together Subject Matter Experts to Develop Autonomous Technology Standards Across All Domains

The National Center for Autonomous Technologies (NCAT) is initiating a project to extract core knowledge, skills, and abilities, across multiple industry sectors, that incorporate autonomous technologies (AT). As of 2019 there are 941 public, community colleges in the United States but very few have the programming necessary to produce technicians for the fast paced, high …

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Youth STEAM Ambassador Program Developed to Increase Engagement

270 of the 450 volunteer positions filled by Youth STEAM Ambassadors to lower barriers and increase engagement throughout Experience STEAM event at Mall of America. Through partnerships with organizations focused on increasing participation of underrepresented communities in STEAM education and careers, Experience STEAM was able to recruit volunteers to fill the 450 positions needed to …

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NCAT Hosts Drone Business Plan Competition as a Part of Experience STEAM

Northland Community & Technical College and the National Center for Autonomous Technologies (NCAT) provided students with an opportunity to take part in a three-day Drone Business Plan Bootcamp, culminating in a pitch event to share their business idea, in hopes of turning their idea into a reality. The bootcamp was designed for high school students …

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Obtain Automotive Technician Certificate While Receiving 100% Paid Tuition and Employment

This program provides a seamless pathway for students to obtain an Automotive Technician certificate with an optional Associate in Applied Science degree while receiving 100% paid tuition and employment at both UPS and a local automotive dealership. Automotive Technician Career Pathway Information Session Join MC Student Development Counselors, UPS recruiters, and Commonwealth Credit Union (CCU) …

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Mall of America Announces Large-Scale SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, ARTS, and MATHEMATICS (STEAM) Event August 10-14

As part of Mall of America’s 30th Birthday celebration, the mall-wide event aims to inspire youth showcasing a variety of STEAM careers in action June 16, 2022 – The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects more than 1 million STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) jobs will have been added by the year 2030, meanwhile …

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Considerations for Unmanned Aircraft Systems Maintenance and Reliability

Abstract The proliferation of unmanned aircraft systems has introduced exciting new ways to conduct aviation operations. Much focus has been dedicated to best practices, mitigating human factors, and human-to-machine interface considerations while the aircraft is in one of the phases of flight. Far fewer resources have been dedicated to those topics regarding the maintenance of …

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