FLINT — Yes, there’s a high-tech worker shortage. But there’s also a shortage of teachers to train those high-tech workers. And in a twist on the concept of college recruiting, Flint’s Mott Community College is now recruiting technology professionals to become college teachers.
“Jobs are going unfilled in the skilled trades and demand is growing beyond our capacity to educate for the workforce,” said Clark Harris, dean of the Technology Division at MCC. “We need people with the education and experience to teach a variety of courses, including CNC machining, industrial electronics, CAD and design, metallurgy, robotics, mechanical operations, automotive, computing and welding.”
To get technology professionals thinking about sharing their expertise with students as college instructors, Harris is hosting a Teaching Symposium and Open House at the MCC Regional Technology Center on Wednesday, Dec. 3 from 6 to 8 p.m. His goal is to recruit full time, part time and substitute teachers for technology positions at MCC.
The symposium will feature information about the requirements to teach tech subjects at the college level and the benefits of college teaching. A panel of current faculty and industry representatives will share their passion for preparing the next generation of technicians and the growing need for qualified teachers. There will also be exhibits from technology programs and tours of the Regional Technology Center’s labs.
For more information about the Symposium, visit the event on Facebook at this link, call (810) 762-0500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Technology Division at Mott Community College offers certificates and associate degrees in design, manufacturing and cervice industry specialties, as well as information technology courses and degree programs. These courses and programs qualify their students for high-skill, high-wage and high-demand career fields, providing marketable entry level skills. The courses are also intended for people who are already employed who are seeking additional education options in rapidly changing technology fields.
Mott Community College offers more than 100 academic and occupational programs.
More at www.mcc.edu.