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Student Insights

As part of the Multi-State Advanced Manufacturing Consortium (M-SAMC), Henry Ford College is improving and innovating Advanced Manufacturing Education. The restructuring of the school's Welding program to a competency-based learning approach is proving more effective in preparing students for success. Created in cooperation with industry, the Welding program focuses on teaching skills needed by industry, and gives students more opportunities for hands-on learning with its Open Lab concept.

M-SAMC:  Benefits of Partnerships with Industry

These Henry Ford College Welding students reveal why industry is important in a competency-based learning environment.


Benefits of Hands-on Learning

Henry Ford College Welding students speak about the benefits of hands-on learning.

Why Competency-Based Learning Makes a Difference

Henry Ford College Welding students share why competency-based learning makes a difference.

M-SAMC:  Advantages of Open Labs

Henry Ford College Welding Students discuss the advantages of open labs.


"Aligning Education with Employer Needs"

Multi-State Advanced Manufacturing Consortium (M-SAMC)

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