RCTC Awarded First Two GRAUC Workforce Innovator Grants

Rochester Community and Technical College (RCTC) is proud to announce that its Computer Aided Drafting program and its Cancer Registry Management program have been awarded the very first two Workforce Innovator grants from Greater Rochester Advocates for Universities and Colleges (GRAUC).

GRAUC Board members awarded $1,500 in Workforce Innovator grant funding to the project partnership between the RCTC Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) program and Rochester Public Schools’ CTECH program. RCTC CAD students will mentor CTECH students, assist them in designing and creating on the computer, and then teach them how to use three-dimensional printing software. Review Committee members were impressed with this collaboration since it will allow secondary students to learn and practice the skill of creating a three dimensional assembly after having drawn it using CAD software.

GRAUC also awarded $1,000 to the RCTC Cancer Registry Management program. The Grant Review Committee was impressed with the proposal to design and create curriculum offered in a shortened timeframe, allowing students to complete a course in a self-paced learning environment. This collaborative project between RCTC and Mayo Clinic is especially exciting because this design can include similar self-paced offerings for other programs in the Business Technology Department.

RCTC Computer Aided Drafting Instructor, Pam Benson, and RCTC Cancer Registry Management Instructor, Christine Bushaw, will receive the Workforce Innovator Grant awards at the GRAUC 30th Anniversary and Awards Celebration Breakfast on Friday, June 23rd, at the Honker Event Center at Apache. For further information on GRAUC and its Workforce Innovator grant funding, go to www.grauc.org or call GRAUC Executive Director, Don Supalla, at 507-258-8109.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *