Grants Pass High School students are mixing ancient skills with new technology and their instructors are pretty sure it's the first time it's been done in the state of Oregon, maybe even the country. The latest assignment is taking them into the future and back in time to prepare them for life after high school.
|Scooped by Brian Robin|
Supporters of CTE,
I am very proud to announce that a groundbreaking project that three of our CTE teachers at Grants Pass High School in Southern Oregon has come to fruition, and their story has been picked up by our local channel 12 news (please see the attached link). http://www.kdrv.com/news/New_Technology__Ancient_Skills_Combine_in_Grants_Pass_High_School.html
Jake Leair- CTE Manufacturing, David Brannen-CTE Manufacturing, and Brenda Bunge-CTE ICT have been working tirelessly in collaboration on this project that Jake, and retired Medford CTE teacher Mike Ayers, started several months ago. Their students have combined 3D modeling, 3D printing and the ancient art of foundry casting to produce a replacement part for one of Jake’s pieces of equipment. This is the first time in Oregon that something like this has been attempted at the high school level.
Through this project, students have learned valuable skills in the real-world importance of collaboration between “work places”, how ancient skills can be combined with cutting edge technology, and maybe most importantly, they are now excited about their own educations.
Congratulations to the students and teachers at Grants Pass High School!
This is CTE at its finest; this is STEM!!
CTE Regional Coordinator