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Building High-Tech Careers

July 14th, 2014 Back to Browse Stories

Support from the Community Foundation helped Henry Ford Community College in Dearborn and the University of Michigan’s Lurie Nanofabrication Facility in Ann Arbor create the first-of-its-kind nanotechnology and microsystems technician training and internship program. This collaboration gives the community college’s biotech students access to a world-class facility where they serve as entry-level technicians on cutting-edge research.

The internship not only prepares the students for lucrative 21st century jobs, it is also creating an important regional economic asset: a pipeline of qualified technicians to support advanced materials research and manufacturing in southeast Michigan.