Yesterday the Escanaba Area Public Schools Board of Education received a $167,000 dollar grant for the purchase of a state of the art manufacturing lab and curriculum. The funding was largely provided from the Upper Peninsula Manufacturing Talent Consortium.
The lab will provide students with access to industrial controls, 3-D printers, CNC mills, industrial robots, and other devices for industrial applications. By so doing it will meet the needs for a range of students to receive certifications to go into the workforce right out of high school and/or continue their studies at a junior college or university.
The E-A-P-S plans to have it up and running by the start of school next year.