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Regional Center for Next Generation Manufacturing

A test technician inspects LED lights for use in police cars

A test technician enrolled in a Regional Center for Next Generation Manufacturing (RCNGM) program inspects LED lights for use in police cars.

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Supported by the National Science Foundation's Advanced Technological Education program, RCNGM seeks to make students, educators and other persons aware of the opportunities available in advanced manufacturing for a career choice. RCNGM builds interest in manufacturing through faculty externships that provide educators with insights into technicians' work at local industry facilities, career expos that give students the opportunity to meet manufacturers, and marketing materials that feature manufacturing careers.

You can read more about RCNGM in the publication ATE Centers IMPACT: Partners with Industry for a new American Workforce. (Date image taken: unknown; date originally posted to NSF Multimedia Gallery: Sept. 3, 2017)

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