The Greenville Tech Foundation has received a $32,000 donation from Bosch Rexroth Corp. to create an Advanced Manufacturing Academy for high school seniors.
The multiple course program is designed for students who are pursuing either technician or engineering education after high school, according to a press release.
Students accepted into the program will spend their afternoon hours at Greenville Technical College’s Center for Manufacturing Innovation, where they will be introduced to CNC machining, mechatronics, welding, 3D printing, robotics, and metrology.
“Students will have the chance to experience advanced manufacturing and to understand the opportunities ahead of them on this path. We appreciate the chance to come together with Bosch Rexroth to help create the workforce of the future,” said David Clayton, executive director at the Center for Manufacturing Innovation.
He added that the program applies as a technical elective for several advanced manufacturing programs at Greenville Tech and as an overview of manufacturing technologies for those planning to enroll in university engineering programs.