Enhancing American Jobs and Global Competitiveness: A Collaborative Initiative in Sustainable Materials and Manufacturing
ESF and its partners are pleased to announce the launch of a new grant-funded program. This project and its components programs are supported, in part, by a U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration H-1B Technical Skills Training Grant, Enhancing American Jobs and Global Competitiveness: A Collaborative Initiative in Sustainable Materials and Manufacturing. In this round of funding, SUNY-ESF and its partners have received one of 43 such awards made in 28 states and the only one made to an institution in New York State.
ESF is home to the Institute for Sustainable Materials and Manufacturing (ISMM), and its component Ultraviolet Light/Electron Beam Technology Center. ISMM’s mission is to study, develop, and transfer the latest technologies in sustainable materials and manufacturing, and to educate manufacturers, students, and others about the benefits of these technologies through formal and informal instruction and training. This Technical Skills Training project advances ESF’s outreach mission and ISMM’s mission.
Sustainable materials and manufacturing (SMM) is a vital sector of the U.S. economy. Radiation curing processes (ultraviolet light and electron beam), an innovative high-growth field in this advanced manufacturing sector, is currently a $1 billion/year industry in North America.
Given the importance and growth of this sector, this ESF-led multistate public-private collaboration will equip U.S. citizens to fill roles in this field through distance-learning training and professional development comprised of three core components.
Three Core Components
Industry-recognized advanced manufacturing credential
Three-course suite of graduate-level online courses
Offered in collaboration with RadTech International North America
- Manufacturers Association of Central New York (MACNY)
- RadTech International North America
- New York State Department of Labor
- Rapid Cure Technologies, Inc.
- The Manufacturing Institute
- Onondaga County Workforce Investment Board
- Central New York Technology Development Organization
- CenterState Corporation for Economic Opportunity (CenterState CEO)
- New York Academy of Sciences
- Partners for Education & Business
- New York State Energy Research Development Authority
You are invited to contact members of the project team for additional information and with questions:
- Dr. Chuck Spuches, Associate Provost for Outreach, SUNY ESF / Project Director 315.470.6810 or 6817 l firstname.lastname@example.org
- Erik Untiedt, Program Coordinator, ESF Outreach / 315.470.4871 or 6817 l email@example.com
- Katherina Searing, Associate Director for Professional Education, ESF Outreach / 315.470.6888 or 6817 l firstname.lastname@example.org
- Brandon Murphy, Technology Coordinator, ESF Outreach / 315.470.6979 or 6817 l email@example.com
- Dr. Mark Driscoll, Co-director of the Institute for Sustainable Materials and Manufacturing, SUNY ESF / Project Co-director / 315.470.6848 l firstname.lastname@example.org
- Dr. Jennifer Smith, Co-director of the Institute for Sustainable Materials and Manufacturing, SUNY ESF / Project Co-director / 315.470.4871 l email@example.com
- Steve Maloney, MACNY, and Joe Vargo, Partners for Education and Business & MACNY / Certified Production Technician credential / (315) 474-4201 ext.20 l firstname.lastname@example.org; (315) 448-1012 l email@example.com