The GMMDC is pleased to report on the recent tour of the STEMHUB at Arlington High School. Carolyn Weirich, Academics Supervisor and CTE Director at Arlington High School invited the GMMDC and Medical Device companies to attend a tour on Wednesday, March 24th, 8:30 at Arlington High School. The GMMDC, Stryker, Microport Orthopedics, Odyssey Medical Technologies, Big River, and others attended the tour. The tour showcased the new Machining lab and curriculum being taught by Southwest Tennessee Community College with dual enrollment.
This type of cooperative effort between Academics and Industry is exactly what is needed to help create and maintain a seamless flow between education and excellent jobs within the Medical Device companies in the Greater Memphis area. These courses will give Medical Device companies interested in a pipeline of entry level machinists who will have completed the first four NIMS credentials.
Ms. Weirich stated “This is an exciting pathway we have developed for our students that transitions them directly from the Machining Program at Arlington High School directly into the postsecondary arena or career field.”
Arlington High School has spent 2 years and 1 million dollars designing and implementing a STEM HUB (BIOSTEM, STEM, Cybersecurity/Coding, Machining, Mechatronics, FABLAB, & Welding).
- This program has been designed with the help and support of GMMDC members and offers students the opportunity to be ready to move into entry level value adding positions in Medical Device manufacturing upon graduating High School
- The goal of the program is that Arlington machining students will graduate with two years of machining dual enrollment. Students who complete the program will have successfully passed the first four NIMS credentials (i.e.-Right Skills Now)
To learn more about the STEMHUB at Arlington High School AHSTEMHub – Arlington High School (acsk-12.org)