1. Westfield Vocational Technical High School to add robotics to manufacturing technology department

    Funding for the estimated $40,000 project will come from an annual golf tournament that benefits the manufacturing technology department. That fund-raiser is hosted by the Western Massachusetts Chapter of the National Tooling and Machining Association and the high school’s manufacturing advisory committee.

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    1. This is cutting edge technology, and students will program a robotics arm to identify parts, materials and to perform the necessary tasks toward production and completion of projects.
    2. We are fortunate to have the funding source and we are pretty excited about the new curriculum component and the advanced education opportunities for our students.
    3. We plan to integrate the program into our curriculum next September.
    4. This will be cutting edge and will allow us to train students for their futures on equipment, tools and curriculum that is up to date with what is happening in the industry.
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