Warsaw Community Schools announced that Warsaw Area Career Center was awarded a $350,000 grant by The Center for Education and Career Innovations.
According to a press release from WCS, the grant will be used to create cutting-edge curriculum and purchase state-of the-art equipment, allowing students to acquire the workplace skills needed for today’s advanced manufacturing companies. The grant was the highest awarded amount in the state and will revolutionize learning in the WACC welding and machining programs, the release states.
The curriculum will be based on a combination of models using classroom instruction, extensive hands-on laboratory project time and work-based learning.
“We are excited by this announcement and the advancements in STEM that it will bring the students at the Warsaw Area Career Center. The awarding of this grant by the CECI is an investment in the future employees and industry of our entire community. I would like to extend a special thanks to WACC Director Ronna Kawsky and teachers Matt Alexander and Jeremiah Paseka for their vision and commitment to propelling these areas of career and technical education forward,” Dr. David Hoffert, Warsaw Community Schools superintendent, is quoted as saying in the release.
Ronna Kawsky, WACC director said, “WACC hopes to use this grant as a launching pad to solidify partnerships with local industries so that our students leave equipped for the careers of their dreams.”