College of the Canyons (COC) took its Advanced Manufacturing and Processing Training (AMPT) project on the road when it brought live welding processes and a virtual reality welding trainer to Arroyo Seco Junior High School Friday.
“We want to get them interested at a junior high school level,” said Tim Baber, a COC professor and chair of the AMPT department. “This is real world training that goes back to STEM.”
The goal of the roadshow is to introduce students to career and educational opportunities within welding and manufacturing.
“This is a great opportunity to expose kids to welding and manufacturing,” said Gabrielle Temple, COC’s National Science Foundation (NSF) administrator. Read more…