FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 21, 2013
Sheridan College Students benefit from Foundation Grant
Sheridan College Construction Technology instructor Josh Michelena recently announced the SC Construction Technology department was awarded a Sheridan College Foundation Opportunity Grant in the amount of $1,200. This grant allowed the department to purchase specialized tooling equipment.
The Construction Technology program used the funds to add a Computer Numeric Controlled (CNC) router at the Brooks Street construction Lab. By providing such high-tech tooling, students will be able to work across disciplines to learn and manipulate CNC router equipment, according to Michelena.
“The real opportunity here lies within the interdisciplinary coordination,” said Michelena. “Acquiring more high-tech tooling allows students in machining, Computer Aided Drafting, and construction to more effectively use the CNC router. Our students are developing and producing projects that have been designed in Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) and Machine Tool technology classes; then these students come together to troubleshoot and solve CNC problems that they will face in industry, after which the students complete their final product. Teaching students to communicate across disciplines is imperative to real world work situations. We are fortunate to have such support from the SC Foundation and we thank them.”
For more information about Construction Technology at Sheridan College please contact Josh Michelena at 674-6446, ext. 3516.
Grant Belton a machine tool technology student at Sheridan College works on a digital caliper case, using the CNC Router at the Construction Technology lab on Brooks Street. He is specifically using tools purchased by the SC Foundation Opportunity Grant to complete his project which was drawn in the Auto Cad program.