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Ceres High shop classes move into future

  • 10-01-2010
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By Nan Austin/Modesto Bee

Ceres High showed off its new shop buildings and academy program this week, designed with input from local manufacturers and paid for with district funds and Ceres Unified school bonds.
The metal fabricating shop has state-of-the-art equipment, including welders with 196 settings that offer stick welding and a variety of arc settings. There's also a spot that's ready and waiting for the star of the show, a computer-driven plasma cutter that can slice through 4-inch-thick metal. It's been ordered, said ag teacher Mike Patterson. The electrical shop has a bank of circuit boards and work tables for robotics. Lining the walls in several shop rooms are computers, the future of craftsmanship in manufacturing, instructors said. All the equipment is geared to get students familiar with what is used in industrial shops, Patterson said. (more…)

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