Magazine article Techniques

State Update

Magazine article Techniques

State Update

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Georgia

The West Central Technical College Foundation of West Central Technical College in Waco, Ga., has received a donation of $20,000 worth of calibration equipment from Sony Music Corporation. The equipment includes pin gauges, calipers, triple beam balances, micrometers, surface texture analyzers, ultra phonic detectors and digital force gauges.

The equipment will be used to train students in programs that include machine tool technology, industrial electronics, automotive technology and air conditioning technology. Sony Music Corporation has a plant located in Carrollton, Ga., and Sony Music Plant Manager Robert Graf says of the contribution, "I feel that there is no worthier cause to invest in than the education and training of our workforce."

New York

Fourteen outstanding school-business partnerships were honored on May 21 at the Seventh Annual School-Business Partnership Recognition Reception held at the Sheraton New York Hotel.

The event was organized by the New York Citywide School-to-Work Alliance and The Mentoring Partnership of New York.

The 14 partnerships recognized as outstanding represented industries that included financial, automotive, technology, retail, legal, entertainment and health. IBM Corporation was the top honoree this year and was recognized for its partnership with P.S. 19, the lead school in IBM's New York City KidSmart effort. Also recognized was Duane Reade Drug Stores, which sponsors the Duane Reade Educational Center at Harry Van Arsdale, Jr. Career and Technical High School. The center has a student-staffed drugstore that incorporates a business model into the curriculum.

Ohio

The Ohio Appalachian Center for Higher Education (OACHE) has won the "Oscar" of government awards. OACHE, which is a consortium of 10 colleges and universities in the state of Ohio, is one of five winners of the Innovations in American Government Award. The award was announced in May by the Institute for Government Innovation at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government.

Created in 1992 by restaurateur Bob Evans, who was then a member of the Ohio Board of Regents, OACHE helps more than 14,000 rural Ohioans obtain a college education. …

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