New Partnership with MIT Aimed at Students in Community College, High School

Some Massachusetts students looking to land the next generation manufacturing jobs will have assistance from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 

Governor Deval Patrick on Friday announced a program designed to tap the expertise of MIT faculty for students in high schools and community colleges. The partnership, which is aided by two hundred fifty thousand dollars in federal grant money, will create new online learning tools and training opportunities in science and technology.

Patrick says it could serve as a model for other states and schools.

“The resources that result from this collaboration will not only help train students in the Commonwealth but will be available to schools and students all over the world,” Patrick says. “This pilot program has the potential to transform how manufacturing education is delivered in the 21st century.”

Vijay Kumar of MIT says it should make a practical impact for students who are soon to enter the workforce. 

>More details about the program, including how many students it would serve and its timeline, were not announced.