Western Nevada College hosts manufacturing leaders preparing Western Nevada workforce

More than a dozen area manufacturing leaders are meeting at Western Nevada College today to preview the latest technical training initiative in support of the Northern Nevada workforce. Siemens, a worldwide leader in automation and control, has partnered with Western Nevada College as WNC launches the Siemens Mechatronic Systems Certification Program.

The SMSCP is an internationally recognized credential for technical workers in the areas of manufacturing and distribution. WNC is the only college in the West offering this distinctive training program.

WNC is hosting Lauren von Steuben from the Siemens Technical Academy in Berlin, Germany, who will present the details of what employers can expect from students who complete the training program and earn their Siemens certification.

Mechatronics encompasses electrical, mechanical, fluid power and control systems. The series of college classes at WNC counts toward an Associate Degree in Technology, while also preparing students to earn the Siemens certification.

WNC offers innovative solutions to meet regional workforce needs with programs that include Jump Start College and accelerated training in Industrial Technology. Fields of study include Construction Management and Machine Tool Technology.


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