• Central Career and Technical School


    Students enrolling in the Advanced Manufacturing Cluster in the 9th grade will rotate through engineering, machine technology and welding in their first year. In their 10th through 12th grade will specialize in one of the three fields, placement will be based on student interest and aptitude. 


     Using real world production projects to teach both the advanced manufacturing process and STEM concepts. We created a school based company, hired students and employees, design, prototype and mass produce products for sale.

    Presentation Abstract In our presentation we will discuss our experienced with creating an advanced manufacturing center within our CTE school. Topics will include: integrating CTE labs using the advanced manufacturing process and large scale projects, integrating Science and Mathematics into large scale CTE projects. and teaching work skills demanded by our local manufacturing base as part of the AMTC

    The Advanced Manufacturing Center took on the task of building 300 Replica Carronades of the carronades that were aboard the Brig Niagara during the battle of Lake Erie 200 years ago. We chose this project in accordance with our district wide and county wide celebration of the battle of Lake Erie Perry 200. Additional, real life experience are planed each year through a meaningful project based student leader development approach.

    Goals and Objectives

    Large scale project with Design, prototyping, Solid Modeling, CNC Machining, Geometric dimensioning and tolerancing, repeatable and sustainable process control, Quality Control, as well as all associated Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

    An essential component of the CT Advanced Manufacturing Institute is the integration of Academics into the process. Hands on application level questions hit directly on the Common Core Standards.

    CTE Labs Involved

    • Pre-engineering (Process, Laser Engraving, Geometric dimensioning and tolerancing , QC
    • Machine Trades ( Tooling, CNC Lathe, Post Process)
    • Welding Technology - AWS certification

    Student in the freshman year rotate through the three labs with a large scale project in the end. Students then have the opportunity to specialize in one of the three trades area for their final three years. Students interest, GPA, entrance exam and teacher placement recommendations will help in the final three year placement of the students.