The grant will help the school to purchase a PlasmaCAM cutting system. The school will use the new equipment to convert its metal shop classes into a student-run business capable of creating professional quality metal products. The new program will provide students the chance to learn management, accounting, manufacturing and distribution skills in a real-world setting.
Entrepreneurship is on the rise, particularly in rural America thanks to advances in Internet access and other technology. This is the third student-run business that we have funded with our grant program. Other student-run businesses that have received support from us include the Arnold School House Graphics Program.