I just heard about this great example of local industry stepping up to support local kids.
From the South Milwaukee School District …
Through a generous $40,000 donation from Caterpillar, the Technology & Engineering department at South Milwaukee High School was able to purchase a new CNC milling machine. The milling machine accepts computerized 3D modeled designs and machines them out of wood, plastic, or aluminum.
The donation will also fund the future purchase of a 3D printer, design laptops, field trips, engineering kits, and professional development opportunities for teachers. The equipment will be used to create a new rapid prototype lab for students to manufacture their design projects.
A big thank you goes out to Caterpillar and their support for our technology & engineering program. Caterpillar sponsors and their engineers lead South Milwaukee High School’s FIRST Robotics Team. Also, each year engineering students are invited to take a field trip to visit the plant and engineers then visit the school as guest speakers and engineering project judges.
Pictured is the Roland MDX-540 Bench Top CNC Milling Machine.
This is really cool. Thanks, Caterpillar. And good luck to our next generation of engineers and skilled workers.