Gateway, Holmes partner for dual credit manufacturing program

High school students can earn up to 25 college credits

COVINGTON, Ky. (June 25, 2015) — Gateway Community and Technical College and Covington Independent Public Schools will sign a memorandum of agreement tonight at the Covington Board of Education Meeting that will provide direct entry into advanced manufacturing programs at Gateway.

gateHolmes students can earn up to 25 college credits and a certificate in welding. The courses completed in this program will be treated as dual credit for both institutions and lead to careers in advanced manufacturing. This program will create a pipeline of highly skilled workers for high paying advanced manufacturing jobs in Northern Kentucky.

Students who complete the program during their junior year will have the choice of continuing to take targeted courses toward the Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree in welding technology or branch off and start other courses in advanced manufacturing programs such as industrial maintenance technology, manufacturing engineering technology, computerized manufacturing and machining or electrical technologies.

Upon high school graduation, students could have a certificate in tack welding, and the hours invested in the certificate will apply toward an AAS degree. With the tack welding certificate, high school graduates can go to work right away at an entry level welding job.