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Supervisor Thomas Jordan Miles III
Love the visuals and detailed explanations.
Questions Received:What does GOTEC stand for?
I would imagine that there is a safety feature. Perhaps it stops operating when hood is closed...
Question: Can you define subtractive manufacturing?
GOTEC stands for
GO TEC stands for Great Opportunities in Technology and Engineering Careers
Excellent explanations of equipment and parts - thank you
Great Opportunities in Technology and Engineering Careers
Question: You mentioned that this equipment is in 17 schools - what grades participate in these programs? How does it relate to the Career and Technical School?
You mentioned that Dr. Hurt set up the program - do students learn to do this?
Question: At what age do students get exposed to this equipment in the program?
Question: Who uses the lab at IALR?
As an economic developer in this region, this hands-on exposure to technology for students at a young age differentiates our area from other areas around the world. THANK YOU!
How much training is required to prepare teachers to provide this instruction?
Question: Who provided the funding for this program?
I'm sure the teachers really appreciate the start-up and ongoing hands-on training that you provide!
Many of our schools are involved in FIRST Robotics - thanks for utilizing the VEX kits that stairstep into FIRST training.
Question: Are you able to survey student interest in manufacturing career paths before and after students take these classes?
Question: Have you been able to present this course to area manufacturing leaders? They should be aware of what you are doing because it is preparing their future workers?
Question: This is an incredible experience for hands on utilization of equipment. Do you have any videos or footage from industries in the region that actually utilize these skill sets so that students recognize how this applies in the real world where many of their parents work?
Great job, Tammy and Jason! Thank you for sharing the lab and explaining the features so well!
This was terrific and so informative! Thank you!
Jacob and Tammy - thank you so very much - an excellent presentation.
This was such great presentation! This is a program that our schools have benefited from so much!