Case Study: How Kentucky is Preparing Students for the Future

Case Study: How Kentucky is Preparing Students for the Future

Case Study: How Kentucky is Preparing Students for the Future 4240 2832 H2T Digital Co.

Ford Next Generation Learning recently took a deep dive into how Kentucky is helping prepare its’ students for future employment in STEM related areas. There are many initiatives already in place and/or in development all across the bluegrass state.

Collaboration is Key

These programs are currently being developed and deployed in after-school programs, within curriculums, specialty internships, field trips, nonprofit and club-based maker spaces, in-classroom year-long projects, and field work for companies. One of these programs, Kentucky Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education (KY FAME) program, is a partnership between Kentucky Community and Technical College System and regional manufacturers to create a dual-track, apprenticeship-style training. KY FAME students attend AMT classes two days a week at a KCTCS location and work three normal shifts per week for a sponsoring employer. Upon completion, which is typically in 15 months, students receive an associates degree in applied sciences, along with full-time employment within the sponsor company.

These, and other programs being rolled out across the state, are meant to fill over 600,000 unfilled positions in an ever-growing sector within Kentucky. While STEM jobs are growing 1.7 times faster than non-STEM jobs, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce, manufacturing jobs are growing at three times the national rate within Kentucky.

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