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The goal of the Accelerating Advanced Manufacturing and Global Logistics Careers Project (AAMGLP) project is to expand and improve the College and its partners’ ability to deliver education and career training programs that will accelerate the workforce readiness of individuals eligible for training under the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) for Workers program, as well as the dislocated , unemployed, and incumbent workers, and prepare them for employment in high-wage, high-skilled occupations in the advanced manufacturing and global logistics sector. Veterans will be given priority as outlined in the SGA. This will be accomplished by combining evidence-based research and best practice to create a delivery model for four important strategies: (1) Leverage the Workforce Readiness Centers established at OCtech and its subcontractor Central Carolina Technical College (CCTC) in Round 1 of TAACCCT Consortium funding to provide wrap-around support services, including prior learning assessments, for the needs of populations identified above and for all adult and nontraditional students; (2) create new stackable credentials that articulate competencies with existing programs for Mechatronics, Industrial Engineering/Instrumentation, Industrial Electronics, and Industrial Maintenance Technology, as well as a new certificate program for Transportation and Global Logistics; (3) use technology-enhanced, multi-media-rich online courses combined with open laboratories to provide a hybrid and accelerated delivery model for courses, and (4) leverage OCtech’s  Manufacturing E-Learning platform to create a delivery system for both Round I and Round II TAACCCT developed courses that can be used across the 16 South Carolina technical colleges engaged in Advanced Manufacturing and Global Logistics.

The program is open to students in the following programs: Career Readiness Certificate, Mechatronics, Industrial Engineering/Instrumentation, Industrial Electronics, and Industrial Maintenance Technology, Transportation, Logistics and Truck Driver Training.  If you are interested in becoming a participant, please complete this application Please contact Katie Haigler at 803-535-1278 or for questions about eligibility.

Veterans and their spouses interested in Truck Driver Training may be eligible for scholarship funds available through a Department of Transportation CMVOST grant program.  For more information about the program and to check scholarship availability, please contact Amanda Eisman at 803-535-1386 or

For more information about the project’s activities, please contact Dr. James Payne at 803-535-1231 or

To link to the FESTO E-Learning System where the project’s course deliverables are being housed, please click here. (login required)

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 This workforce solution was funded by a grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration. The solution was created by the grantee and does not necessarily reflect the official position of the U.S. Department of Labor. The Department of Labor makes no guarantees, warranties, or assurances of any kind, express or implied, with respect to such information, including any information on linked sites and including, but not limited to, accuracy of the information or its completeness, timeliness, usefulness, adequacy, continued availability, or ownership.

AAMGLCP is an equal opportunity program.  Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.