NCATC 30th Anniversary - 2018 Fall Conference

Cleveland, Ohio
Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Celebrating 30 Years
As we celebrate our 30th anniversary, NCATC member institutions continue to be uniquely positioned as vehicles for change in workforce development in their respective communities.

Join NCATC colleagues and founding members Cuyahoga Community College and Lorain County Community College in Cleveland for a three-day exchange of innovative ideas and promising practices around NCATC’s strategic focus areas:
  • Industry 4.0: Emerging Trends in Advanced Technology and Smart Manufacturing´╗┐
  • Apprenticeships, Work-Based Learning and Entrepreneurship in Workforce Development
  • Competency-Based Learning in Workforce Development
  • Industry-Recognized Credentials and Certifications
  • Adult Education and Learning Opportunities
Innovation [Industry] Tours
  • think[box] at Case Western Reserve University
  • Welding Technology & Training Center at Lincoln Electric
  • Cleveland Clinic Innovation & Prototyping Center
  • Global Center for Health Innovation

Advanced Technology Center Tours

Cuyahoga Community College
  • Mechatronics, Automation/Industry 4.0
  • Idea Station/Fab Lab/3D-Additive Mfg.
  • Creative Arts - STEAM Labs

Lorain County Community College
  • Micro-electrical/Mechatronics Lab
  • Digital Mfg./Automation Labs
  • Fab Lab/Maker Space/3D- Additive Mfg.
  • Mobile Welding Lab

Concurrent Sessions
Presented by community college workforce professionals in collaborative partnerships with industry partners like Haas Automation, Festo, Siemens, NIMS, Tooling U-SME, Manufacturing USA Institutes, NIST-MEP, KYFAME, NTMA, and OpusWorks, concurrent sessions will cover topics such as the future of work, industry-led apprenticeships, industry-credentials, Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), cybersecurity, additive manufacturing, robotics, artificial intelligence, the manufacturing classroom of the future,  and so much more!   
Our Host City
Cleveland, a vibrant lakeside city, is world-renowned for its arts & cultural institutions, the nation’s second-largest performing arts district, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and a nationally-recognized culinary scene. Learn more at .
Conference Hotel
The sleek and contemporary Hilton Cleveland is in the heart of Cleveland’s vibrant downtown area. Popular attractions, dining, and entertainment are just minutes away. Take in the exceptional views of Lake Erie and the Cleveland skyline. Find amenities including a mini-fridge, safe, built-in workstation and complimentary in-room Internet. NCATC attendees receive a special conference rate of $189 per night. Register online  before August 29 or by calling 216.413.5000.

30th Anniversary. Cleveland. Don  t Miss It.
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