Developing Curriculum and Content to Form an Additive Manufacturing Technical Training Program
Helped to shape Additive Technical Program at Cincinnati State Technical and Community College.
Additive Manufacturing has shown growing enthusiasm and increased adoption across a variety of industries. The projected growth of the additive manufacturing industry shows a major need for skilled labor. GE Additive advised Cincinnati State’s Workforce Development Center to build the first of its kind training program for additive technicians to meet the current and future skills gap.
Cincinnati State needed support to build the curriculum and content for the new, highly-publicized program.
As leaders in AM education and due to The Lanterman Group’s extensive network of subject matter experts, Cincinnati State turned to us to design the 3D printing and operations program.
The Lanterman Group uses a training program development methodology that encompasses a project management approach and iterative content development process. The methodology provides a flexible and adaptable structure to delivering content in close coordination with key stakeholders.
Using this approach, The Lanterman Group worked with Cincinnati State staff to build curriculum and identify resources for a three-semester Additive Manufacturing Technician certificate.
It is a hands-on program that provides a rich and immersive training experience. Students complete the program with skills to operate equipment, ability to design lightweight parts, and knowledge of other advanced materials.