West Ottawa receives grant for engineering, manufacturing education

PARK TWP. — A new grant partnership will enable for even more opportunities for West Ottawa High Faculty students to obtain capabilities for in-need producing careers.

West Ottawa was one of 16 educational institutions in the point out picked out as section of an enlargement of the SME Instruction Foundation’s Partnership Response In Manufacturing Schooling — SME Prime — program.

The SME Education and learning Basis obtained $6 million from the state to scale up SME Prime this year.

The system is meant to create producing and engineering courses in significant schools across the place to give tools, curriculum, experienced growth, scholarships and STEM-concentrated extracurricular pursuits for learners and instructors. 

West Ottawa will use the partnership to “ramp up” technology and production solutions, which are now popular offerings at WOHS.

“We have a very sturdy industrial engineering office presently, we’re operating at potential in people courses,” said Todd Tulgestke, assistant superintendent of educational products and services at WOPS. “There is a large amount of student demand in these places. We experienced the possibility to companion with the SME Prime corporation and most likely some community market leaders to enable to update and ramp up our devices and curriculum methods to assistance those people learners and academics.”

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Tulgestke stated WOHS has “one of a kind” labs for a higher university at the moment, but the grant program will allow for for updates.