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Volume 1, Number3 Semiconductor Manufacturing Training, College program Profiles - 2
General Agreement of Principles for the
Implementation of the Virginia Community College Microelectronics Consortium
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This agreement is entered into between the member community colleges. Its purpose is to encourage and enhance the advancement of semiconductor manufacturing education and training in Virginia and to provide career preparation opportunities for students which lead to the strengthening of economic development in the communities served by the member colleges.

This effort requires that faculty from the member colleges work together to develop educational programs based on the competencies required by employers in the communities served by the member colleges.

Recognizing the need for the Community College Microelectronics Consortium (CCMEC) the member colleges:

  1. Agree to develop cooperative programs based on the identified needs and competency requirements of area employers.
  2. Agree to coordinate curriculum and resource development based on the identified needs and competency requirements of area employers.
  3. Agree to coordinate policies and practices in establishing articulation from secondary to the post-secondary level resulting in a continuous path for students from one level to the other and granting college equivalent credit while eliminating duplication of efforts and unnecessary delays.
  4. Agree to utilize industry and education partnerships to provide career preparation opportunities for students.
  5. Agree to cooperate with SEMATECH to develop advertising, public relations, and marketing programs designed t attract students into a course of study that will prepare them for further education and/or employment within the microelectronics and related fields.
  6. Agree to provide appropriate counseling and advisement services with secondary and post secondary level populations to ensure that they receive information and services necessary for program admission, coordination, and completion.

7. Agree that additional cooperative agreements may also be appended to this agreement by any of the member institutions if they advance the goals of the consortium.