West Ottawa receives grant for engineering, manufacturing education

PARK TWP. — A new grant partnership will make it possible for for even further opportunities for West Ottawa Superior College students to obtain techniques for in-need production work.

West Ottawa was a person of 16 faculties in the condition selected as portion of an growth of the SME Schooling Foundation’s Partnership Reaction In Production Training — SME Key — program.

The SME Instruction Foundation acquired $6 million from the point out to scale up SME Primary this yr.

The method is meant to construct producing and engineering systems in substantial faculties throughout the state to provide gear, curriculum, professional advancement, scholarships and STEM-concentrated extracurricular things to do for students and teachers. 

West Ottawa will use the partnership to “ramp up” technological innovation and producing solutions, which are presently well-known choices at WOHS.

“We have a pretty robust industrial engineering division now, we’re working at ability in those people classes,” said Todd Tulgestke, assistant superintendent of tutorial products and services at WOPS. “There is a lot of student demand in those locations. We experienced the opportunity to companion with the SME Primary organization and perhaps some nearby sector leaders to aid to update and ramp up our devices and curriculum methods to aid those learners and academics.”

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Tulgestke said WOHS has “one of a kind” labs for a high school at present, but the grant application will enable for upgrades.