In addition to teaching machining techniques during the process of building the robot, Mr. Maurer is also involving the community with this project. The class has 10 local business sponsors, some of whom visit the lab on Wednesdays. These business leaders share some of their expertise with the students and at the same time the students are able to network with potential future employers.
A-Tech’s Precision Machining program is the first school in Ashtabula County to be a part of this national program and they will be competing at Lakeland Community College at the regional competition on April 26, 2014. If they are successful, they can continue competing at larger events and possibly even at the national level. Good luck to all of the Precision Machining seniors!