AME Alliance receives award

The Advanced Manufacturing Education (AME) Alliance was awarded the Exemplary
Program Award from the Minnesota Council for Continuing Education and Customized
Training (MnCCECT).
The award was given at a ceremony Friday at the MnCCECT conference held at
Ruttger’s Bay Lake Lodge.
The AME Alliance, which uses 360 eTECH curriculum, was chosen for the honor
because of its mediated telepresence courses, which provide credit-bearing courses
through the customized training divisions of its schools.
It also provides career paths for those looking to develop skills and earn college credits
that stack into longer-term programs of study.
Businesses can also have their employees participate in the program while at their work
site, rather than going to campus. That saves time and money for employers.
“I’m thrilled for the AME Alliance to get recognition from our peers regarding the
innovative educational model developed by the grant staff and colleges. The success of
the AME mediated telepresence model has seen such success with students and
business and community partners because of the true collaboration and sharing of
resources that have occurred among the AME colleges. We are excited to continue the
collaboration and develop new offerings to support the workforce needs of our
communities,” said Rebekah Kent, grant director of the AME Alliance.
The AME Alliance is a regional consortium of technical and community colleges, partner
employers, workforce and government agencies and community organizations including
Central Lakes College, Pine Technical and Community College, St. Cloud