LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Doss High School has announced its new Manufacturing Engineering Technology program.
The program will allow students to get hands-on in a lab, complete a work-based learning experience and get industry-recognized certifications.
Officials say the program is an effort to expose young people to the career opportunities available in advanced manufacturing.
"Very few high school programs exist that are dedicated to preparing students with the variety of skills needed to directly enter manufacturing upon graduation, and even fewer high schools partner with local businesses to match learning with workforce needs," said Doss Principal Marty Pollio, according to a news release. "This project offers training and advancement opportunities for students who want to work, learn and earn in a manufacturing field."
Sponsors of the program include Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow, a member institute of Manufacturing USA, along with local manufacturing companies GE Appliances, Republic Conduit and Louisville Ford Assembly Plant, as well as local United Auto Workers with Ford.
"Doss High School and JCPS are showing great leadership by implementing this program which directly ties education and training with workforce needs," said Chip Blankenship, president and CEO of GE Appliances, according to the news release.
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