Washington, D.C., -  Continuing to develop the next generation of highly- educated and competitive manufacturing workers, The Manufacturing Institute, in conjunction with University of Phoenix, today announced that it will offer 20 full tuition scholarships for an undergraduate or graduate degree at University of Phoenix.  The scholarships are part of a continued educational alliance between The Manufacturing Institute and University of Phoenix to help address the educational and skills gaps impacting the manufacturing sector.

“Partnering with educational institutions like University of Phoenix is critical in addressing the manufacturing skills gap,” said Emily DeRocco, president, The Manufacturing Institute. “Through scholarships, manufacturing relevant degree programs and additional educational pathways, we can align education and training to help meet the needs of employers and job-seekers.”

The Manufacturing Institute and University of Phoenix have collaborated to create a unique program concentration that is aligned with the competencies defined by the industry as essential for successful manufacturing careers. The Bachelor of Science in Management with a concentration in Manufacturing provides students with education  that is vital to growth and innovation.  The University also offers a multitude of degree programs in business, information technology, human resources as well as sales and marketing that teach the core competencies in demand with leading manufacturers.

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