South Puget Sound Community College in Olympia has received a $200,000 grant from the National Science Foundation for its Computerized Manufacturing Technology program.
“These funds from the National Science Foundation will allow us to provide technically advanced equipment and support for our Computerized Manufacturing Technology program at a critical time,” college president Timothy Stokes said in a news release. “As regional employers increase hiring in the aerospace and advanced manufacturing sectors we will be able to offer students the opportunity to learn on state-of-the-industry equipment.”
SPSCC offers an associate in applied science degree and a computer numerical control technician certificate. The program helps students learn the basics of machining from machine operation to troubleshooting and manufacturing.
It is part of a statewide public and private partnership that’s charged with training at least 500 aerospace workers and helping 650 aerospace companies, according to the college’s news release.lpemberton@ theolympian.com