Sintratec donates Sintratec Kit to Southern Union’s Additive Manufacturing Program
Sintratec’s partnership with Southern Union aids the college’s intent to offer coursework in advanced manufacturing with the focus on Additive Machine Repair beginning in the fall semester of this year, according to Sintratec and the university.
April 17, 2019
The partnership between Sintratec and the Southern Union State Community College (SUSCC) has resulted in the donation of a piece of equipment for students’ use ahead of a new program offering at the college this fall.
Sintratec founder and CEO, Dominik Solenicki, travelled from Switzerland to SUSCC’s Opelika campus to hand over the Sintratec Kit for the college’s Additive Manufacturing program personally.
“Manufacturing technology is rapidly evolving, and we in the industry need bright young minds to help pave the future,” Solenicki says. “I am delighted that we have found such a capable partner in Southern Union and can do our part in shaping the workforce of tomorrow.”
Courses in Additive Machine Repair
Sintratec’s partnership with Southern Union aids the college’s intent to offer coursework in advanced manufacturing with the focus on Additive Machine Repair beginning in the fall semester of this year, according to Sintratec and the university. Students in this degree option will be introduced to additive manufacturing, gain an understanding of the overall additive process, and then move into the machine repair and maintenance aspect of the field.
Southern Union President Todd Shackett emphasized that Sintratec’s partnership solidifies the college’s commitment to train students with advanced technology available for them to compete in Alabama’s expanding workforce. “We are so appreciative of this partnership with Sintratec. Our students will reap endless benefits from having experience in additive manufacturing, allowing them to fine-tune skills that will make them marketable not just locally, but around the world,” Shackett says.
Jeff Lynn, the Alabama Community College System’s Vice Chancellor of Workforce Development, says that Sintratec’s partnership represents just one of many current and future workforce development experiences created for students by businesses through the ACCS. “Industry will always know best what type of training is critical for companies’ far-reaching success,” he says. “It’s about building a world-class workforce that is prepared for careers, not just jobs.”
SUSCC teaches more than 5000 students each semester. Its three-faceted educational emphasis is on academic programs for transferability, technical programs for specialized career competencies and health sciences programs for specialized training in the health field.
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