In January 2015, Vaughn College successfully began the “Bonding Education and Industry” program in conjunction with the Composite Prototyping Center (CPC). The first official class was instructed on Monday February 26 by Vice President of Training, Domenic Proscia and was called “Advanced Composite Fundamentals.”

The program is open to Long Island high school students where they will learn the fundamentals of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and gain an understanding of engineering, design and manufacturing.  The benefits of the program include students being exposed to rare state-of–the-art science technology. Ultimately, upon successful completion of the six-week program the students will earn one college credit towards their undergraduate education.

The first school districts to participate are Bethpage, Syosset and Huntington with 18 juniors and seniors taking the six-week program. Composite Fundamentals will be given at the CPC headquarters in Plainview, NY. Once the pilot is complete, CPC plans to roll the program out and make it available to all Long Island school districts.


Syosset students at the Composite Prototyping Center.