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By: 26. July 2013

Worth a Second Look


Last month at amerimold I briefly met Craig Cegielski of Eleva-Strum Tech/Cardinal Manufacturing, but what really struck me was the buzz around the show about Craig and his students. So much buzz that I thought I'd better re-post about this extraordinary program.

Craig had a bold idea about manufacturing education. The highest-level class in his school's vocational manufacturing program  takes on contract machining work from commercial customers. A class full of students making actual, sellable, end-use parts. A student-run job shop located on school grounds. What a brilliant way to teach AND help fund the school’s program.

MoldMaking Technology's sister publication, Modern Machine Shop features a story and video by Senior Editor Pete Zelinski that highlights the high school in Wisconsin mentioned above, which runs its manufacturing vocational program as a business.

Its name is Eleva-Strum Central High School (Strum, WI), and the junior- and senior-year manufacturing class that is part of this school-based job shop is called Cardinal Manufacturing.

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