MITCHELL– Seventeen South Dakota school districts are set to receive countless dollars in Career and Technical Education Development Devices Grants, including the Mitchell School District and two other surrounding location districts.
Mitchell received a $232,868 grant, with the hopes of acquiring new equipment for the Mitchell Profession and Technical Education Academy.
The Mitchell task was summarized as “labor lack, the need for effectiveness, and competitors has pushed the world of making towards robotic welders. The Mitchell Career and Technical Education Academy will train trainees for the new devices used in manufacturing jobs by consisting of cobot robotic welders.”
Tiffany Sanderson, South Dakota secretary of Education, described that the grants will change lives.
“The equipment schools purchase with these grants will open students’ eyes to amazing career chances in their yards,” said Sanderson. “They are taking their CTE programs to the cutting-edge, assisting trainees master market standards, learn from employers in their regional neighborhoods, and develop abilities for high-demand, high-wage fields in South Dakota.”
Two local school districts were given portions of the grant, including the Bon Homme school district and the Platte-Geddes school district.The Bon Homme district received $195,500, with which they prepare to purchase welding and CNC equipment to enhance their current Ag, Food, and Natural Resources program in the hopes that it will considerably expand chances and develop required skills for the modern workplace. The Platte-Geddes school district got$200,046 from the
grant. The district prepares to include a Change Vehicles program to permit Platte-Geddes students the chance to discover electrical power, renewable resource and other sophisticated innovations in the field of electric vehicles. A total of$3 million will be provided and was funded with federal dollars readily available to the Department of Education through the American Rescue Strategy and the Governor’s Emergency situation Education Relief Fund.