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Most people will be able to say that they know how most companies operate. They do some of their work locally but most of the work for the biggest companies out there goes to China and operates from there. It sometimes tends to be forgotten how much it costs to create a new product and afterwards to create something useful from this product. It should be noted that the product has to be successful in order for the creators to receive the profit from marketing the product. And sometimes companies have to enlist the help of people who know how to develop the best products and do it for a reasonable price. It means that these people will be able to offer advice on all kinds of things which might not be easy to understand at the beginning but afterwards they become easier to focus on and understand.

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Hands-On-America

A technical white paper analyzing the skills gap in U.S. Manufacturing.

INTRODUCTION

Establish a new foundation called, "Hands on America," a Centre for Innovative Hands-On Training and Technology.

The United States is facing a major challenge in the 21't century due to a critical shortage of trained workers with the skill sets required to sustain the trade segments of the economy. The trade segments include: manufacturing, construction, technology, transportation, food science and the culinary arts. This white paper examines the root cause for the continuing decline in the number of skilled workers in these industries and the paradox between high unemployment and companies struggling to hire skilled personnel. Business leaders continue to express concerns about the shortage of highly skilled workers and the under employed college graduates. In addition, there are limited resources available for women wanting to enter these fields. This report should not be viewed as a business plan, but as an overview of the current challenges facing American industry.

Today's public school system favors traditional education and has created STEM curriculums that focus on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, These curriculums are directed at students who will be continuing on to college. Because the schools are placing most of their emphasis on traditional education and STEM programs, we have seen a sharp decline in the skilled trades as a career choice. Fifty years ago there was a standardized educational curriculum, which included the opportunity to elect trade classes and begin learning the skills of a tradesman. This change in our educational focus has resulted in fewer workers with the skill sets required to replace an aging skilled work force, which is beginning to retire. The consequences of a retiring skilled workforce will have a negative impact on the trade segments of the economy and green jobs of the future.

This new educational modification compounds our economic problems, because many students fail to achieve specialized skills required in the trade sectors. Evermore disturbing is the fact that too few American schools have the ability to develop a "hands-on" creativity program for an employability skill set that industry is currently looking for and will be demanding in the future. There are a limited number of public schools offering apprenticeships in the trades, where students can experience "hands-on" learning. Fewer and fewer students are achieving the level of "hands-on" skills required to secure high-paying jobs in the manufacturing, construction, technology, transportation, food science and culinary arts; especially students who have historically been under-served and under-represented because they may have difficulty learning from text books in a standard classroom environment.
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Working collectively with educators, industrial leaders, peer groups, mentors and skilled craftsmen, we will outline a plan to establish a new foundation. The organizers of this foundation believe that investment in education, innovation, research and development, and entrepreneurialship can lead to a self-sufficient workforce that is prepared to hold good-paying jobs and help our economy grow, Students, who want to learn a trade, will have access to the latest technology and equipment available.

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY


My 40 plus years of experience in the manufacturing, construction, technology and food service industries started in a blue-collar ghetto in New Jersey. Growing up in an immigrant family, in the 50's and 60's, you automatically became a "hands-on" tinkerer making your own toys - because no one had money to buy toys. The families, in these types of neighborhoods, were descendants of highly skilled old-world European craftsmen and most had learned a trade at an early age. At a very early age, I was exposed to both the construction and food service trades. My family encouraged education but they always said, "Learn a trade and you will always make a good living."

The difference between education today and years ago was a standardized curriculum with options to experience "hands-on" learning in trade classes. Schools offered trans-disciplinary programs and real opportunities to students, particularly those who were challenged by traditional textbook learning and standard classroom settings. Trade classes taught us about tools, how to use them and how to build things. It showed me how I could create something and see the end result of that effort – a finished product.

My shop teacher helped me get a summer job in the aerospace industry. That job gave me the "hands-on" experience of being part of a high-tech manufacturing business, earning a good wage and learning how to operate various types of manufacturing equipment. Building on my newly acquired skills, my mentor expanded my capability by teaching me how to review the quality processes related to those machines. My wanting to attend college was a direct result of his encouragement and mentoring.
My ability to work as a tradesman, both union and non-union, is how I paid my way through college.
Without my "hands-on" shop experience, the skill sets learned in my summer job and my desire to further my education, I would never have been able to afford college. At 16 years old, I started my first business; the hands-on and entrepreneurial experiences from my youth later aided me in starting more than 12 companies during my business career.

We are failing our high school students, because not all students are geared to a learning process of rigorous academic concepts presented in a traditional classroom setting. Our foundation, Hands-On-America, wants to offer an innovative approach to learning by providing a student with the best opportunities to see the world holistically utilizing a "hands-on" approach, rather than gleaning fragments of information from a book or lecture. This can be accomplished through a partnership between the private sector and local colleges.

When I grew up what worked well was having choices in school. At that time, schools had large classrooms filled to capacity with students who spoke 5 or 6 different languages. If a student did not respond to the instruction of standard basic academic concepts, they were given the option to take shop classes that gave them a "hands-on" trade education so they could make a living in the real world.
When they graduated, they were prepared to enter the workforce; and they were well on their way to being self-sufficient. As a result of hands-on instruction in the trades, a number of my peers, as well as myself, used our skills and became entrepreneurs.
American manufacturing labor crisis

This report lays the foundation to integrate a cohesive "hands-on" education and learning paradigm. I have had the privilege of working with some of the world's greatest industrial visionaries, such as S.S. Wong, the Chairman of a large Singaporean based, and publicly held corporation specializing in high-tech manufacturing. More than a decade ago, Mr. Wong approached me regarding the status of the precision machine manufacturing business; he asked me to research the topic and writes a white paper presenting my findings. The research revealed an ever-growing conflict between economic globalization and political splintering of certain types of manufacturing in America. The result of that research generated an innovative business model that grew into Compart Technologies Group. Globally they employ of over 12,000 workers at approximately 1,400 CNC machine centers. It soon became apparent that one of the major constraints was the shortage of skilled workers and engineers with "hands-on" manufacturing experience.

Today in the U.S. manufacturing and machining industry, the average age of an experienced machinist is 54; the average age for both experienced engineers and tool and dye makers is over 60. As a retired Senior Executive of Compart Technologies Group, I can attest to the fact that there is a critical shortage of skilled manufacturing workers in the U.S. The growing demand for skilled workers is making it increasingly more difficult for companies in the U.S. to sustain themselves -let alone grow their businesses. This both slows our economic growth rate and jeopardizes the future of our defense industry.

Deloitte LLP and the Manufacturing Institute did an extensive report entitled, "The Skills Gap in US Manufacturing." (NOTE: The entire report is attached under Appendix A - item #3)

In brief, the 2011 survey revealed:

•There are as many as 600,000 unfilled skilled manufacturing positions in the U.S.
•Based on a survey of 1,123 manufacturing executives across the u.s, Deloitte LLP and the
•Manufacturing Institute estimated that 5%of manufacturing positions are open due to lack of qualified candidates.
•67% of U.S. manufacturing executives surveyed said they are facing a moderate to severe shortage of skilled workers such as machinists, operators, distributors and technicians.
•56% of those executives stated that in the next 3 to 5 years, as baby boomers continue to retire, the shortages in the West will increase and become even more critical.
•64% of manufacturing executives lamented that the lack of a skilled workforce is making it more difficult to increase productivity and expand operations.

Compart Technologies had difficulty in finding qualified personnel who could operate, program and maintain new computerized manufacturing equipment. Speaking from first-hand experience, many people lost their jobs because their only skill was operating manual machines. To rebuild our workforce we need to establish a program for re-training older workers, returning military personnel, people that were incarcerated and people with disabilities. In addition, we need an awareness program to educate women about the opportunities available for them in the trade sector.

It is also important for us to change the stigma associated with trades, as well as the perception that manufacturing in the U.S. is a dying industry. Due to new technology and automation, there are a number of industries returning to the United States. These re-shoring activities have increased the demand for building new factories and homes, which is strengthening our economy.

In an article written by Camille Paglia titled, "Revalorizing the Trades", which appeared in The Chronicle of Higher Education, copyright 2013, dated August 29,2010, she eloquently states:

Vanishing of jobs will plague the rest of this decade and more. Meaningful employment is no longer guaranteed to dutiful, studious members of the middle class in the Western world. College education, which was hugely expanded after World War II and sold as a basic right is doing a poor job of preparing young people for life outside of a narrowband of the professional class.

Yes, an elite education at stratospheric prices will smooth the way into law or medical school and supply a network of useful future contacts. But what if a student wants a different, lesser enumerative or status-oriented but more personally fulfilling career? There is little flexibility in American higher education to allow for alternative career tracks.

Jobs, and the preparation of students for them, should be front and center in the thinking of educators. The idea that college is a contemplative realm of humanistic inquire, removed from vulgar material needs, is nonsense. The humanities have been gutted by four decades of pretentious postmodernist theory and insular identity politics. They bear little relationship to the liberal arts of broad perspective and profound erudition that I was lucky enough to experience in college in the 1960s.
Having taught in art schools for most of my four decades in the classroom, I am used to having students who work with their hands-ceramicists, weavers, woodworkers, metal smiths, jazz drummers. There is a calm, centered, Zen-like engagement with the physical world in their lives. In contrast, I see glib, cynical, neurotic elite-school graduates roiling everywhere in journalism and the media.
They have been ill-served by their trendy, word-centered educations.

Jobs, jobs, jobs: We need a sweeping revalorization of the trades. The pressuring of middle-class young people into office bound, paper-pushing jobs is cruelly shortsighted. Concrete manual skills, once gained through the master-apprentice alliance in guilds, build a secure identity. Our present educational system defers credentialing and maturity for too long. When middle-class graduates in their mid-20s are just stepping on the bottom rung of the professional career ladder, many of their working-class peers are already self-supporting and married with young children.

The elite schools, predicated on molding students into mirror images of their professors, seem divorced from any rational consideration of human happiness.
In a period of global economic turmoil, with manufacturing jobs migrating overseas and service-sector jobs diminishing in availability and prestige, educators whose salaries are paid by hopeful parents have an obligation to think in practical terms about the destinies of their charges. That may mean a radical stripping down of course offerings, with all teachers responsible for a core curriculum. But every four-year college or university should forge a reciprocal relationship with regional trade schools.

We need to do everything we can to encourage our youth to become "hands-on" in the trades.
In addition, we need to establish re-training programs to assist displaced, handicapped or disabled workers in learning how to operate equipment that will help them learn the value of craftsmanship and bolster their employability. We must create the platforms to train a workforce capable of handling the next industrial renaissance to ensure our future.

Hands-on programs will foster a triple bottom line for the trade sectors and the economy.
These programs will establish ground-breaking educational strategies, which will teach people to operate the latest equipment; teach them about green initiatives and develop an entrepreneurial road map to assist in creating profitable business entities. New gateway programs for women will be developed outlining the opportunities for them in the trades. The development of our hands-on program will benefit small businesses as well, by allowing them to integrate their R&D projects and utilize our world-class facilities and workforce to develop their new technologies.

With the current high demand for engineering jobs globally, many companies are approaching workforce management with new flexibility. They want engineers with "hands-on" experience to design
R&D products those are manufacturable to provide sustainability. My experience indicates the
Mechanical, Electrical and Civil Engineers, who were the most successful, creative and entrepreneurial were the ones who had "hands-on" training and a formal technical education. The "Hands-On America" program will provide both R&D experience and new training initiatives. The program will be designed by potential employers incorporating both an R&D and "hands-on" working experience.

STRATEGY

Preparing "Hands-On-America"
We believe investment in "hands-on" education will lead students to a path of self-sufficiency preparing them for high-paying jobs as skilled craftsmen and preparing them to become productive citizens.

1. Develop a campus that will accommodate facilities for:
• CNC machining, laser and water jet cutting, metal working equipment, welding, wood working, 3D printing and additive manufacturing
• Training lab with computer workstations for AutoCAD, Solid-Works, Pro E, Master Cam and other cutting-edge computer and engineering programs
• Quality Control Programs
• Productivity Programs for manufacturing
• Automation and Robotics
• Industrial kitchen for food science and culinary arts

2. Building Program
• Programs to teach carpentry, masonries, plumbing, electrical and solar energy related trades
• A license will be granted by Real People’s Homes for teaching students to build a cost effective eco-friendly training facility and eco-friendly pre-fab homes
• Training programs on state-of-the-art equipment will be developed.
3. Maritime School for the training of the following:
• Maritime Security Awareness
• Environmental Port Services
• Service & Repair of Port Equipment
• Logistic Training
4. R&D Center
In addition to having an education-based platform for learning, the R&D center will be open "for hire" to provide entrepreneurs, businesses or inventors seeking a world-class facility to develop their products. This facility will also be used to assist small companies in boosting top-line growth by helping launch new products on schedule, ramping up production and expanding business to new and existing markets.
• Specialty Robotics Center
• Develop student teaching and college stewardship programs for R&D programming
• "For hire" facility programs for small businesses and inventors to assist them in start-up and sustaining manufacturing and productivity-based projects; as well as establishing a revenue stream to aid in preserving our programs
• 3D printing center for development of additive and rapid prototyping and manufacturing
• Special development programs to assist in the development of tools for handicapped workers

5. Conference Centers
• Facilities for training with webcast equipment to network with other training organizations around the world
• Auditorium for holding events for teaching and trade shows dedicated to industry needs (The auditorium will have a yearly calendar of events, which will have space for scheduling rentals)
• Cafeteria with a large industrial kitchen for training culinary and food service workers and for facility use and banquet rentals
• Executive suites for rental by people who have an interest in training in Industrial Manufacturing, Building Trades, Recruiting and staffing, Capital Advisors and Legal as they pertain to the manufacturing, technology, culinary, maritime and construction industries.
• Self-storage warehouse facilities for rental to individuals for storing personal tools and/or materials required for projects

This complex will support both students and entrepreneurs seeking a cost-effective flexible program to start their business and provide reinforcement to "Hands-On-America's" valuable training resources.

Hands-an-America will develop application specific training programs. By partnering with local communities and seeking job opportunities in the community, Hands-on-America will develop programs, under the guidance of potential employers, which will allow graduating students to develop the skills required to enter the workforce immediately and fill the available positions.

STRATEGIZING ALLIANCES


American manufacturing labor crisis
"Hands-On-America" programs will develop strategic alliances with groups:
• The Case Career Centers for Construction Trades
• Expeditionary Learning Schools Outward Bound
• Kauffman Foundation
• Hass Foundation
• The Williamson Free School of Mechanical Trades
• Sandvik Coromant Academy
• Center for America
• I Make America
• Mike Rowe works
• Go Build
• Skills USA
• Workshops for Warriors
• Case Foundation
• Start-up America Partnership
• Center for International Trade and Development
• Local colleges in Southern California
• Maritime School in San Francisco
• Society of manufacturing Engineers
• ISA
• Teen Challenge

"Hands-On-America" Will be dedicated to training, mentoring and developing fellowship for its students. We will assist them in achieving the levels of training and education required to secure jobs in the trades for innovation based industries both now and in the future.

OUR PROGRAMS

Our team will embrace "hands-on" learning.
• Students in our "hands-on" learning programs will feel a sense of accomplishment in reviewing and seeing their projects completed
• Students will learn "at their own pace," and we will ensure they are enjoying their learning experience
• "Hands-on" learning will support students who lack the academic discipline required in a traditional classroom setting or who show no interest in school.
• Training programs will be created for young students, veterans, handicapped, displaced worker - who need to be re-educated, for stewardship college engineering programs, young adults from penal institutions and women
• We will provide assistance to local companies and entrepreneurs so we can form business and technology cluster centers in the Southern California area
• Out Reach programs for faith based organizations to provide vocational training to their constituency

LOCATION

We feel Long Beach, California would be the best location to initiate the Hands-on-America program, because it is:
• Business friendly
• Port of Long Beach is a premier gateway for International trade
• Local airport
• Easy access to major freeways
• Has a great network infrastructure
• Local government fosters an inclusive open-team culture for business and education
• Coast-to-coast rail connections
• Large facilities suitable for manufacturing
• Environment consciousness
• Numerous colleges and universities
• Diversified business structure that will serve as a portal for graduates of Hand-on-America
• Large tourist area

Hands-on-America will look to a local college as a strategic alliance partner to support the following:
• Assist in the articulation of instructional programs specifically to promote transfer and seamless hands-on programs and instructional materials for our training personnel
• Advocate and promote quality support services and instruction
• Develop and prepare programs for college students for stewardships at Hands-on-America
• Recommend instructional and staff personnel and advice in the selection and evaluation of training and mentoring personnel
• Assist in identifying special project resources for development within the local community
• Coordinate and assist in the preparation of documentation for on-going funding.

CONCLUSION


Our goal is to embrace "hands-on" learning; to empower students by allowing them to use their own learning process and learn at their own pace, and to provide educational programs that are innovative and fun. This program will benefit students, who are academically challenged or have not shown an interest in school; as well as those who are handicapped and those who have auditory deficiencies and behavioral interferences that are not supported by the standard educational concept of multi-faceted information bombardment.

The next generation of skilled US workers will come from the "Hands-On-America" training program. Cognitive development and learning is difficult for some students, because it is detached like reading a book or listening to a lecture. There is no doubt that cognitive learning is important, and materials must be assimilated; however, cognitive learning no more makes a machinist or a construction worker than it does a racecar driver, The racecar driver will crash the first time out on the track if the teacher has never taken him out of the classroom and put him in a "real time" track environment.

Hands-on-America will support the development and potential start-up of several new training facilities, which will develop a comprehensive school reform program associated with local high schools, colleges and technical schools. We will look to communities with young people who have limited educational options. Our programs will be at no cost to participants of low-income families, handicapped, veterans and adult re-education. We will develop a "hands-on" training program directed specifically at local areas, which will include: mentoring, work ethics and marketable skills. These programs will be sustained through corporate sponsorships, donations, volunteers and government support. New training initiatives will be designed incorporating employer requirements with the potential for employers and workers to achieve mutual goals. By working with companies we can build the skills, experience and mindset needed to deliver results.

Individuals who are attending college and are looking for "hands-on" work experience will be interviewed for tutorial or sponsorship programs. Part of their tuition reimbursement program will be to volunteer their services to help in the mentoring process. Our program will assist college students develop the necessary "hands-on "experience, with the latest equipment in the manufacturing and/or building segments, while working side-by-side in a "real life" setting. "Hands-On-America" gives a student the experience needed to address the skill mismatch that has been the root cause of our local shortage of talent.

Unifying the community is the key to our Hands-on-America program. We will look to local area colleges for assistance in developing surveys to evaluate community needs and establish custom educational formats to assist in developing the hands-on educational experience. Funding for Hands-on America will be garnered by soliciting public, private and non-profit foundations. Equipment, software, technology and training programs will be in the form of donations from major manufacturers, who will have access to our facilities and can sell their products, services and educational formats from the Hands-on-America platform.

Cal-Tex Marketing, Inc.
Jim Pinto

19335 Peach Tree Lane
Huntington Beach, CA925648
1/22/2014

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QuantumCast Affords Low Volumes of Production Quality Parts that Look Feel and Act Like the Final Product

Learn about a few features for making drawings from sheet metal parts in SolidWorks. You can now insert a flattened sheet metal view in your drawing. There are also a few specific tables that are useful for sheet metal parts that will be explained.

 

 

 

from: MODERN MACHINE SHOP

How to Capture Liquid Smoke

Liquid smoke droplets are almost 30 times smaller than average mist droplets and capturing them requires a very efficient and well-thought-out mist collecting system.

Article From: 2/25/2013 Modern Machine Shop Nick Welter from Donaldson Torit

Liquid smoke is the most difficult byproduct of a wet machining operation to capture. Although smoke is typically thought of simply as a dark cloud coming off a fire the liquid smoke generated during wet machining is very different. Liquid smoke is created by processes that heat and/or compress the coolant under high pressure such as machining hard metals with straight-oil coolants. These processes produce a vapor that condenses back into a cloud consisting of liquid droplets measuring from 0.7 to 1 micron.

This is different from traditional machining mist although both present health safety and environmental risks if not properly captured. Mist which can be created when using oil-based or water-soluble coolants contains liquid droplets measuring as much as 20 microns in size (although these droplets can be smaller depending on how much heat and/or pressure is applied to the coolant). At 0.7 micron in size liquid smoke droplets are almost 30 times smaller than average mist droplets and capturing them requires a very efficient and well-thought-out mist collecting system. Here is some advice for designing such a system.

 

Minimize generation of liquid smoke. There are ways to minimize the amount of liquid smoke a process generates. One way is to cool the process. Because liquid smoke is often created by heat cooling the process before the airstream reaches the mist collector gives the liquid smoke a chance to condense back into a liquid. This can be accomplished by simply drawing cooler air into the process airstream. It is recommended that the air is cooled to less than 105Deg F at least 15 feet prior to reaching the mist collector. This ensures that liquid smoke does not condense after the mist collector which might otherwise give the appearance of poor mist collector efficiency.

Slowing the airstream velocity within a system's ducts may also enable liquid smoke to condense more fully prior to reaching the mist collector. Velocities of 2 500 feet per minute often provide sufficient time for more complete condensation. Slowing the duct velocity lower than this can be problematic however because mist can collect and pool in the duct. That said providing a slight slope in the ducts helps minimize pooling.

If smoke is still exhausting from a mist collector after the above modifications are in place a more focused effort on final filtration may necessary. And the correct approach depends on the amount of liquid smoke being emitted. If considerable liquid smoke is generated a multi-stage mist collector may be the best solution. Conversely lighter amounts of liquid smoke may simply require an after-filter following the mist collector's primary filter.

Choose the proper mist collector. If a wet machining process generates a significant amount of liquid smoke the best option for economic operation is to effectively capture and remove the smoke prior to an after-filter. Therefore it is important to understand the efficiencies of common mist collection equipment in the industry.

A typical version is the centrifugal mist collector. Centrifugal mist collectors are generally small relatively inexpensive and often require infrequent filter replacement. Most centrifugal mist collectors can offer roughly 98-percent efficiency on materials measuring 1 micron. This efficiency decreases as the size of the materials decrease. Because the average size of liquid smoke droplets is 0.7 micron the efficiency of a centrifugal collector may not meet the standards and an after-filter would be needed (many centrifugal mist collectors can be fitted with an after-filter). Centrifugal mist collectors also have limited airflow capacity typically 500 cfm or less.

Barrier-filter mist collectors are another popular form of airstream filtration. These collectors typically consist of aluminum mesh screens for large heavy mists followed by a series of polyester-based panels or cartridges. When a process generates a significant amount of liquid smoke a barrier filter can offer higher levels of filtration and airflow than centrifugal mist collectors. As an example a cross-flow fiber filter enables dirty air to flow horizontally through the walls of the filter causing collected mist to drain down the filter. This option can offer a filtration efficiency of 99.3 percent for materials measuring 1.2 microns with airflows up to 1 000 cfm at 4 inches of external static pressure. These performance levels are difficult and expensive for centrifugal collectors to achieve. Plus this collector design increases filter life and limits maintenance cost.

Consider after-filter choices' Two types of after-filters are commonly used in wet machining applications: HEPA and 95-percent DOP filters. HEPA filters deliver 99.97-percent efficiency on materials measuring 0.3 micron in size but offer limited filtration holding capacity. A 95-percent DOP filter can achieve five times the life of a HEPA filter but it offers only 95-percent efficiency on 0.3-micron-sized materials. This is often acceptable however because most liquid smoke droplets average 0.7 micron in size. A 95-percent DOP filter might be 98- to 99-percent efficient for such droplets. Plus this level of efficiency may enable air quality from a mist collector to achieve federal state or local standards. In addition a 95-percent DOP filter costs about the same as a HEPA filter even though it typically achieves longer life.

Although capturing liquid smoke can be challenging a filtration solution will generally be within reach. Maintaining proper duct velocity sloping ducts and lowering airstream temperatures inside ducts will help simplify liquid smoke filtration. Ultimately the proper filtration system for a wet-machining process should yield a low operating cost as it removes the problematic material from the airstream.

About the author: Nick Welter is a district manager for Donaldson Torit.

Article source: http://www.mmsonline.com/articles/how-to-capture-liquid-smoke(2)

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Find out the facts about today's manufacturing. Lots of manufacturers are looking for employees but a high school diploma or GED doesn't prepare you for today's high tech manufacturing. We can help! Contact Amy Sonderman at asonderman@stlcc.edu or find out more at STLCC.edu/MMW.

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