CCD Welcomes Vice President Joe Biden to Our New Manufacturing Center
This roundtable will focus on the importance of helping more Americans go to college and the critical role that community colleges can play in helping Americans obtain the skills they need to succeed in the workforce, including strategies such as building employer partnerships.
Manufacturing is an industry that fosters creativity and innovation while using the latest technology to make products for a wide array of needs—from expanding Colorado's light rail system to sending people into outer space. Our nation’s prosperity depends on a strong manufacturing industry. Over the next decade, nearly 3.5 million manufacturing jobs will likely need to be filled and the skills gap is expected to result in 2 million of those jobs going unfilled. With the new manufacturing program, our partnerships with industry leaders for job placement and internship programs, and an expansion of our academic programs, CCD aims to assist in closing that gap.
CCD’s manufacturing programs offer the ability to earn an Associate of Applied Science degree in fabrication welding, machining or engineering graphics & mechanical design. The College also offers a variety of basic and advanced certificate programs that are stackable—meaning students can earn a certificate and start working right away while continuing on towards more advanced certificates or associate degrees in their field.
This event is closed to the public and is by invitation only.