New Frameworks and Resources for Florida’s Machining Programs
The goals of these activities were multifold:
- Update the standards and benchmarks to better represent modern machining skills
- Define a seamless pathway between high school program and the more advance program courses offered at Florida Technical Colleges
- Define a program that is aligned to NIMS (National Institute of Metal Working) credentials
- Define a high school program that is affordable for high schools to add
- Provide a solid foundation for the machining workforce
- Provide a foundation that will have good articulation opportunities to Engineering Technology College Credit Certificates in the machining area.
The Florida Curriculum Frameworks are rich documents that define all aspects of career and technical education in Florida. In addition to the workforce skills, and knowledge in defined occupations, the High School curriculum frameworks include alignment to academics (literacy, mathematics, science) and the new Florida standards. These standards enrich the skills-based training the students get with applied foundational knowledge of principles and processes used in the technologies providing a strong base for career advancement and life-long learning.