Mosaic Partnership Provides New Opportunities to Students Seeking Careers in Manufacturing
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Mosaic Partnership Provides New Opportunities to Students Seeking Careers in Manufacturing

March 28, 2017   |   ShareThis

The Mosaic Company has teamed up with State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF), to fill a critical skills gap by providing new opportunities to students seeking careers in manufacturing. We recently announced a two-year grant that will help fund internships, equipment and other program enhancements at SCF while providing students with real-world work experiences.

The Manufacturing Opportunities for Skills Advancement and Innovation Collaborative initiative expands workforce development training within the school’s engineering technology program. Starting Fall 2017, ten new Quality and Advanced Manufacturing courses will enable students to earn a two-year degree as well as provide certificates and specialization within the area of engineering and manufacturing.

Funding is earmarked to help SCF purchase equipment and build a lab for the manufacturing program on its Bradenton campus. The purchased manufacturing and quality assurance equipment, software and classroom technology will offer students hands-on training and experience. SCF will also retrofit existing classrooms for the program with training equipment for pumps, motors, AC/DC electrical systems, mechanical processes and manufacturing processes.

"This important partnership started two years ago when SCF and Mosaic sat down together determined to form the right training for mining and production jobs accessible in Manatee County," said Walt Precourt, Senior Vice President – Phosphates. "The development of this curriculum is a meaningful step forward that makes it possible for those entering the job market to call Mosaic or many other local industries home, while growing their future and the future of Manatee County."

Read an article about the partnership in the Sarasota Herald-Tribune.