Rick Snyder on Education
CCSTEP: capital equipment for training in community colleges
We should be really proud of CCSTEP. It was about providing capital equipment to our community colleges to upgrade their career tech education programs. So if you're an auto technician looking to do auto repair you didn't go on 10 year-old equipment,
you're using the same equipment you're going to walk on the job and use. If you're doing machining the same thing. It was an outstanding investment that we helped 18 community colleges. I went around and toured a number of these community colleges.
The results are outstanding. Places like Bay College are doing emergency medical technician.
One of the most exciting programs I heard of was at Washtenaw Community College at the Auto Show. They are literally doing mobility technicians to
understand how to do lidar vision systems, all these new systems that are going to be going on vehicles. It's cutting edge. That's the kind of attitude we need to bring to career connectedness and we are going to invest more in programs like this.
Source: 2017 Michigan State of the State address
, Jan 17, 2017
Mandatory school choice for every school; remove boundaries
School funding should follow the student. This includes mandatory school choice for every public school district.
Providing open access to a quality education without boundaries is essential. We must minimize all state and local barriers that hinder innovation at the local level.
Source: 2011 Michigan gubernatorial press release, "Special Message"
, Apr 27, 2011
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