Precision Machining instructor Bob Arcipowski and South Tech Principal Jake Lohse delivered a special donation to the students of Maplewood-Richmond Heights High last month.
Last spring, Principal Mike Dittrich of MRH Middle school asked South Tech for some help. Skating students were taking their boards to the halls of the school and he needed a secure solution that encouraged students to keep their boards outside.
Our Precision Machining students went to work designing a skateboard rack. With input from MRH skaters who would be using the rack, Brad Landis (Oakville) and Caleb Harter (Home School) developed an attractive solution that kept boards safe and secure. Brad bent all the tubing, while Caleb fabricated the plates and welded the entire structure together.
Thank you to MRH Middle for allowing our students to create this project!
The Missouri Economic Research and Information Center (MERIC) released the 2015-2017 St. Louis Region Fastest Growing Occupations report and South Technical High School prepares students for 17 of the 20 fastest growing occupations in St. Louis.
More than half of the fastest-growing occupations are in the construction industry. South Tech’s Carpentry, Construction Trades, Electrical Trades, and Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) prepare students for 12 of the 20 fastest growing occupations in St. Louis. These occupations include Electricians, Sheet Metal Workers, Pipefitters, Construction Equipment Operators, and Cement Masons.
In addition to construction, the fastest growing occupations list includes jobs in health care, education, manufacturing, and information technology. These occupations include Web Developers, Preschool Teachers, and Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators. South Tech’s Health Sciences, Early Childhood Education, Precision Machining, and Web & Computer Programming programs prepare students for these fast growing careers.
The career and technical education programs at South Tech provide students with the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to walk into St. Louis’s fastest growing occupations.
The full MERIC report can be found here.