At the 8th Annual National Coalition of Certification Center (NC3) Leadership Summit, held virtually this year, Enterprise State Community College was named the winner of one of 18 awards for paving the way for vocational and technical education.
Each year at the annual CL3 Leadership Summit, awards are given to the top performing individuals and institutions in the CL3 network for their leadership and innovation in professional and technical training.
The CCHS mechatronics program has shown remarkably rapid growth by rapidly expanding its program to become an NC3 leadership school that implements seven Snap-on certifications, 14 Festo certifications, one Dremel certification, one MRW Work Ethic certification and two Greenlee certifications. In their first two years with CL3, they delivered almost 700 certifications in 23 fields of study!
Manufacturing – and advanced manufacturing – is one of the five most sought-after professions in the state of Alabama, which is why Enterprise State Community College decided to take a mechatronics program.
Aubri Hanson, Manager and Instructor of Enterprise State’s Mechatronics Program, developed this program to reflect cutting-edge industry standards, to value student life-study balance, and to provide graduates with the tools they need. need to enter the workforce.
Coming from industry herself, Aubri said she recognizes the value that CL3 certifications bring to her students. She said, “I spent 12 years in the industry before I started teaching, so I understand that having these certifications is what the industry values in its employees. Employers are looking for Snap-on or Festo certifications.