About 100 students from the Heartland Educational Consortium spent Saturday at the Polk State Clear Springs Advanced Technology Center, learning about STEM degree programs and career options.

Heartland Consortium Students Visit Clear Springs

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About 100 students from the Heartland Educational Consortium spent Saturday at the Polk State Clear Springs Advanced Technology Center, learning about STEM degree programs and career options.

Instead of sleeping late or playing video games — the sort of weekend things kids their age usually do — 100 students from the Heartland Educational Consortium spent Saturday visiting Polk State’s newest center and learning about…

Polk State's Eric Roe (L) and Howard Drake accepted the NCCET's Exemplary Program Award earlier this month. The award recognized ETAM, an innovative training program for manufacturing workers.

Polk State Wins National Recognition for Manufacturing Training Program

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Polk State's Eric Roe (L) and Howard Drake accepted the NCCET's Exemplary Program Award earlier this month. The award recognized ETAM, an innovative training program for manufacturing workers.

Polk State College has won national recognition for its work to provide the manufacturing industry with a more highly trained workforce. Earlier this month, the College received the Exemplary Program Award for Workforce & Economic…

Polk State Helps Students Learn About Possibilities in Manufacturing

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More than 150 high school students recently toured a variety of Polk County-based manufacturing operations, and in the process learned how Polk State College can help them start their careers in the manufacturing industry. The…

Polk State Receives $1.6 Million Department of Labor Grant

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Polk State College has been awarded $1.6 million from the U.S. Department of Labor as part of a multimillion-dollar, nationwide grant program aimed at preparing workers in growing industries. Earlier this week, Secretary of Labor…

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Polk State’s Roe Earns Second Invite to Clinton Global Event

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Polk State College’s Eric Roe will participate in the 2013 Clinton Global Initiative America meeting in Chicago later this week, where leaders from the business, nonprofit and government sectors will strategize solutions for the nation’s…

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Polk State’s Roe Speaks at Florida STEM Forum

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Polk State College’s Eric Roe was among the presenters at Thursday’s Florida STEM Forum, an event aimed at helping to create a more highly trained workforce. The Florida STEM Forum, which took place in Orlando,…

Polk State Named to National List of Manufacturer-Endorsed Institutions

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Polk State College has been named to a new list of institutions offering education that is endorsed by the nation’s manufacturers. The Manufacturing Institute, a Washington, D.C.-based think-tank affiliated with the National Association of Manufacturers,…

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Polk State’s Roe Speaks at National Defense Manufacturing Conference

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Polk State College’s Eric Roe recently spoke at the 2012 Defense Manufacturing Conference in Orlando. Roe, director of the Advanced Manufacturing Talent Development Institute at Polk State College, presented during the National Defense Industry Association…

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