The MACWIC and ToolingU Collaborate to Create “Curriculum Crosswalk” for Educators
The MassMEP’s Manufacturing Advancement Center Workforce Innovative Collaborative (MACWIC) is proud to announce it has joined forces with ToolingU to create a MACWIC credential curriculum crosswalk for machine technology educators. This crosswalk was designed as an easy-to-follow reference guide for schools utilizing both the ToolingU curriculum as well as the MACWIC Applied Manufacturing Technology Pathway Certification credential. The various links provided in the ToolingU – MACWIC Curriculum Crosswalk for Educators will enable the participating schools to connect directly to the ToolingU class that most closely correlates to the various basic competency areas covered in the MACWIC Pathway Certification.
The MACWIC credential, an industry developed and recognized competency validation tool, fully aligned with the MA Vocational Technical Education frameworks, is available to every Chapter 74 school in the Commonwealth with a machine technology track. Currently, approximately 80% of these schools have already chosen to benefit from the MACWIC credential tests and associated curriculum tools, all of which are provided free of charge as part of a state-wide initiative with Mass Development.
Similar to the genesis behind the MACWIC, the MACWIC Curriculum Crosswalk for Educators, was requested as a resource by the companies and schools currently utilizing ToolingU. As a partner with the schools, MACWIC took on the initative to develop the Curriculum Crosswalk. (link to the spread sheet)
“I utilize the ToolingU curriculum in my classroom, and I have my students utilize the MACWIC credential test. This new Curriculum Crosswalk enables me to quickly determine which ToolingU classes cover the same basic competencies that the MACWIC credential tests for. This is especially helpful from a time perspective – the comparison part of the legwork has been done for me.”
ToolingU and the MACWIC Curriculum Crosswalk for Educators is available here.