The California NanoSystems Institute at UCLA is launching a three-part program, with support from the state of California, to enhance student engagement with industry partners and address the need for training that aligns with the needs of California’s high-tech employers.
- Align with needs of California’s high-tech employers
- CNSI programming will provide undergraduate and graduate students with focused learning experiences that prepare them for entry into the California workforce
- Students will make direct contributions to the efforts of start-up companies at UCLA CNSI
- Program participants will gain valuable experience working in or managing a lab environment
The CNSI workforce development program will have three components:
- A fellowship program to provide students hands-on experience with industry partners. Fellowships would also be offered to students to work with early-stage companies resident in Magnify, the UCLA CNSI start-up incubator for advanced technologies located on the Los Angeles campus. Students who are successful in this program may be offered future employment opportunities at the discretion of partner companies.
- An industrial capstone experience assigning student research teams to work with corporate partners in a ten-week summer program to contribute to the delivery of a product to market or solving a specific product development challenge. This program may provide a pathway to employment for student participants.
- A student training program in the use of advanced, industry-relevant technologies to address a shortfall in hiring options for high-tech companies needing skilled employees in select scientific areas.
- Industry partners
- Campus colleagues to connect students and high-tech employers
- Campus units engaged in undergraduate and graduate research opportunities
- Local and state government representatives, Mayor’s office, workforce development board
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