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LIFT Composite Prototyping Center partners with Vaughn

News International-French

26 Jan 2015

Long Island Forum for Technology's CPC will partner with Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology for STEM course.

The LIFT CPC program provides an introduction to composite technology designed to give high school students an appreciation for the field of composite design, engineering and manufacturing. The use of composites in 21st century manufacturing is infiltrating all major market segments, including aerospace, transportation, alternative energy, and consumer goods. This market-responsive program will expose students to the state-of-the-art in composites manufacturing at a level that is currently offered by just a few engineering schools in the United States.

According to LIFT CPC Executive Director Leonard Poveromo, the first school districts that will be participating in the STEM course are Bethpage, Syosset, and Huntington. Eighteen juniors and seniors will be taking the six-week pilot program. Once the pilot is completed, CPC plans to roll-out the program and make it available to all Long Island school districts.

CPC is a resource for composite prototyping production. Its mission is to enable all organizations to meet the needs of advanced composite manufacturing by providing access to essential training, workforce development, process technologies, and prototype manufacturing, and testing capabilities. Through these services, CPC will be helping companies to meet the advanced manufacturing supply chain needs of prime contractors.

CPC is collaborating with local universities and colleges to develop multi-level advanced Composite Technology Certificate and degree programs for post-secondary, undergraduate, and graduate students to create a highly-skilled workforce.

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