Advanced Manufacturing Partnership (AMP) participating manufacturers will pay to educate, train and otherwise prepare high school graduates for careers in advanced manufacturing in West Michigan.
WHAT: AMP Open House for Students and Parents
WHEN: Thursday, April 26, 2012 - 3:30 - 8:00PM
WHERE: Paragon D&E (5225 33rd St. SE, Grand Rapids. )
WHO: GRCC, Ferris, Anderson Global, Autocam, Paragon D&E, Tooling Systems Group
More information is available, including an informational video, by visiting grcc.edu/AMP.
AMP students will get a job right out of high school, and selected students will also receive employer-paid tuition to attend GRCC to earn an Associate’s degree. That offer could be extended two more years if a higher degree is needed. GRCC’s Associate’s degree is fully transferable to FSU’s Manufacturing Engineering Technology-Bachelor of Science Degree.
AMP students are allowed to earn while they learn by working part-time and attending college part-time – getting their hourly wage while not having to pay tuition with loans.
“We are now looking for people who already take pride in their skills - and who will benefit even more from the college education we will make available to them,” said Dave Muir, President of Paragon D&E, one of the AMP manufacturers.
Eligible students must have a minimum ACT in Math, Reading and English of 18, Level 4 Work Keys, and an aptitude for calculations, creating by computer and problem-solving.