Delivering high tech training to rural high schools
Students in the region’s rural high schools can get rolling on their college education and future careers with the new Computer Integrated Manufacturing Mobile Lab.
The 44 foot mobile lab is packed with technology:
- Haas OL-1 CNC Lathe
- Haas OM-1 CNC Mill with 20 station automatic tool charger
- 13 computers equipped with MasterCAM 7, Solidworks and AutoCAD 2013
- SMART board (an interactive white board)
Students can earn college credits!
Students can earn dual high school and college credit
by taking the two-credit Intro to G-Code & CAM 1 course or the one-credit each Intro to CNC Milling Operations and Intro to CNC Turning Operation in the lab.
Bring the mobile training lab to YOUR high school!
To reserve the mobile lab or for more information, contact:
- Jeanne Pecho at NWTC
- (920) 498-5682
More about the mobile lab
- The lab is totally self-contained and powered by two on-board diesel generators. It is pulled by a one-ton commercial grade pick-up truck.
- The lab’s two slide-outs provide the space necessary for everything that a student would find in a stationary lab.
- The lab is run by a CNC lab aide, who also drives the lab to the rural high schools. The lab aide complements the existing high school technical instruction by assisting high school instructors with the technology and equipment.
Where is the mobile lab going?
Currently, the lab is visiting Ashwaubenon, Southern Door, Appleton, Bonduel and College of Menomonee Nations to supplement the schools’ existing machine tool programming. In addition, the trailer will travel to career days, economic summits, and area high schools – all with the intent of booking schools for next year and gaining employer sponsors.
Sponsorship opportunities are available for employers who would like to help bring the Computer Integrated Manufacturing Mobile Lab to the high schools in their communities. For more information, contact Crystal Harrison, NWTC Foundation Director, firstname.lastname@example.org
, (920) 498-5541, (800) 422-NWTC, extension 5541.
The Computer Integrated Manufacturing Mobile Lab is a collaborative project from Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, Bay Area Workforce Development Board, Wisconsin Job Center, and Lakeshore Technical College.