Aluminum maker helps create new technician degree program

Thanks to the Troy-based Toyota Bodine aluminum manufacturing company, the State Technical College of Missouri next year will offer an “advanced manufacturing technician” (AMT) degree program.

In a news release, the company said Toyota already has launched the program “in several other states where the company has manufacturing facilities.”

Today’s announcement said that STCM would be Toyota Bodine’s “partner in Missouri to teach students in multiple skill areas such as robotics, fluid power, maintenance reliability and lean manufacturing.”

The Linn-based STCM will operate the new training program in St. Charles, on the campus of Lewis and Clark Career Center.

[News Tribune]