Photos: New Advanced Manufacturing lab opens at MPS’ School of Career and Technical Education

MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee Public Schools officially opened the new advanced manufacturing lab this week at MPS’ School of Career and Technical Education.

The new lab is one result of a major renovation that created state-of-the-art spaces for manufacturing and engineering classrooms. Students now have access to robotics, computer-integrated manufacturing, welding, CAD and CNC machining centers!

Many thanks to our partners at the Havenwoods Economic Development Corporation!

Students from SCTE’s SkillsUSA chapter helped lead a grand opening event on Thursday and on Tuesday, the students gave tours of their school to members of the Governor’s Minority Unemployment Task Force.

SCTE prepares students to design, reinvent and master the world of advanced technology. The school is project-based, focusing on energy conservation and advanced manufacturing.

Milwaukee Public Schools is Wisconsin’s largest school district, serving nearly 80,000 students in more than 160 schools across the city. U.S. News and World Report named MPS’ Rufus King International School and Ronald Wilson Reagan College Preparatory High School the two best high schools in the state and among the 200 best in the country in 2012. In the past year, Milwaukee Public Schools posted a growing graduation rate 17 points higher than the rate for 2000.