Rudyard High School awarded large grant for manufacturing and engineering

Students in communities in every corner of Michigan, from the Upper Peninsula to metropolitan areas, will have access to new career and technical education opportunities through the Michigan-based SME Education Foundation.

Rudyard Jr and Sr High Schools were awarded a $300,000 grant from the SME Educational Foundation for Manufacturing and Engineering Education Opportunities. Only two schools in the entire UP were selected along with 14 schools in the LP. This grant will support the CTE and STEM programs with additional equipment, student certifications, and professional training for the staff. The goal of the programing is to support and grow students in-demand skills and knowledge of manufacturing.

Michigan Senator Wayne Schmidt (Traverse City), chair of the Appropriations Subcommittee on K-12 and Michigan Department of Education, who was also crucial to obtaining support, said “Michigan is a global leader in manufacturing and has been for more than 100 years. That’s our legacy and our future: we must provide education and training opportunity to students, communities and manufacturers across the state.”

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