Source: The Oak Ridger | Bob Fowler | October 8, 2020

Student Daniel Deuble works on machinery as part of the mechatronics program at the Clinton Higher Education and Workforce Training Facility, which was formerly a National Guard Armory building at the Clinton fairgrounds.

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Roane State Community College has been awarded a $100,000 grant from DENSO, a leading mobility supplier. The grant will be used to increase skills training for mechatronics students and recruit minorities for the college’s growing mechatronics program.

Mechatronics is a multidisciplinary branch of engineering that includes both electrical and mechanical systems. The grant was one of more than $1.5 million in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education grants awarded to 13 North American colleges and universities by DENSO North America Foundation.

The Foundation is DENSO’s philanthropic division. It supports the company’s mission to develop a skilled and knowledgeable workforce, now and in the future.

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