GHS adds Advanced Manufacturing to their Career Technical Education Center
The Advanced Manufacturing Lab at Greenville Senior High School is the newest addition to the Greenville Career Technical Educational Center. The lab boasts highly technical training equipment including an AC/DC Electrical Systems Trainer, a Rotating Machines Trainer, a Motor Control Systems Trainer, a Motoman Robotic STEM Cart, a FANUC LRMate Robotic CERT Cart and conveyor, a FANUC CNC machine, Allen Bradley Programmable Logic Controllers, and Parker Hydraulics Trainers. These trainers and machines expand our highly successful engineering program to include curriculum based on engineering design, AC/DC electrical systems, machine tools and robotics.
The expansion of the engineering curriculum greatly benefits our students, staff, school and community. Mr. Christopher Sykes and Mr. Adam Eberwein, the engineering instructors will train through industry partners to become certified instructors for the Advanced Manufacturing Lab equipment. Mr. Sykes and Mr. Eberwein’s instructor certificates allow them to prepare and train our students to use the equipment in the lab and equipment in current manufacturing facilities around the world. Students will be able to earn certificates and industry recognized credentials through the engineering program. This will allow students further opportunities in their post-secondary careers. Students may use these credentials to earn entry level manufacturing positions. Students could also continue a manufacturing career pathway through additional adult education training at Greenville High School or other institutes offering adult education. Many students will use the engineering program to continue an engineering career pathway by enrolling in a college engineering program.
The Advanced Manufacturing Lab has opened the development of partnerships between Greenville City Schools and local businesses and institutes of higher learning. Currently Greenville City Schools is working with local community colleges in providing Adult Educational Training that expands the entry level manufacturing certifications and industry recognized credentials provided in high school curriculum by providing opportunities to obtain upper level manufacturing skills using the equipment in the lab. This extended training will produce a skilled adult workforce for our local manufacturing businesses. These training sessions could be customized to meet the needs of individual businesses or specific post-secondary curriculum.
The opening of the Advanced Manufacturing Lab is a culmination of dedicated work by Greenville City Schools staff members and local community partnerships such as Community Improvement Corporation of Darke County in conjunction with a legislative grant that helped fund the purchase of the manufacturing equipment. The engineering program coupled with the Advanced Manufacturing Lab, specialized equipment and highly trained instructors will provide long lasting positive effects for our students, school, and community.