FMCC Partners with BOCES on Workforce Development
Fulton-Montgomery Community College is using a $626,140 National Science Foundation (NSF) award for its Technological Education Pathways Partnership (TEPP) project with HFM BOCES, which seeks to bring educational revitalization to the area and to provide a national example of cooperation between high schools and community colleges that will help other regions, particularly in economically disadvantaged areas, achieve similar goals.
TEPP will prepare students for the area's emerging jobs by establishing a technician career pathway program at the 11th and 12th grade levels and vertically aligning that program with two years of community college coursework for students intending to become technicians in the electronic industry.
The two-year program will provide high school students with an opportunity to earn up to 15 college credits in five STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) courses while earning up to seven high school credits in STEM subjects. In addition, FMCC will develop, by adoption and adaptation, eight electronics curricular product modules for the community college level, reorienting the college's Electrical Technology courses so they become student-centered, systems-based, and workplace-oriented.