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The Puget Sound Consortium for Manufacturing Excellence (PSCME) worked with industry and academia to ensure high quality, relevant, motivational education for the manufacturing technologists of the future. PSCME sees manufacturing technology as a viable career choice for potential students, with quality educational opportunities available to all.

The PSCME has been a dynamic education-industry partnership working toward building the connection between manufacturing technology education, student career goals, and private sector demand. The PSCME has worked with its partners to modularize manufacturing technology curriculum based on existing industry skill standards. Modularized instruction provides for customization of instruction for students potentially leading to degree obtainment. PSCME partner institutions as well as tech-prep programs and industry have the ability to integrate PSCME modules into their programs. They are also available to colleges and universities to promote manufacturing career opportunities. Professional development activities have been offered on the design and implementation of the modularized curriculum system for high school and college faculty and industry trainers in an effort to keep training institutions current with local industry needs.

Objective 1: Deploy a manufacturing technology curriculum that will allow that graduates of manufacturing programs to meet national skill standards. Provide realistic assessments for each module within the curriculum.

Objective 2:
Promote professional development of high school instructors, college faculty and manufacturing trainers by providing high quality instruction on the use and application of PSCME instructional products.

Objective 3:
Review opportunities for articulation between secondary and post-secondary schools and present a plan for enhanced interaction between high schools, community and technical colleges, four-year colleges and universities, and industry.

Objective 4: Develop programs for dissemination of our curriculum and for program sustainability.

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PSCME was supported by the U.S. National Science Foundation Advanced Technology Education Program, Grant 0101582, for the period 2001 – 2005 and was headquartered at Shoreline Community College, Shoreline, WA. The PSCME curriculum is available at For inquiries please contact

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