Students at Construction Tech Academy (CTA) at the Kearny High Educational Complex recently gave a live demonstration of their robot and discussed the engineering and manufacturing processes involved in building it with Rep. Brian Bilbray, R-Solana Beach.
Rep. Bilbray was at CTA as a speaker at the local meeting of the National Tooling and Machining Association. The machining program at CTA is part of the manufacturing and product development industry sector in California.
Each year, the students build a robot to compete in the FIRST Robotics competition including tooling many of their own, unique parts. The machine tooling course at CTA is applying for certification through the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) with the help of many local members of the National Tooling and Machining Association (NTMA).
NTMA supports, promotes and represents the tooling, machining and precision manufacturing industry nationwide. NIMS certification is the only accredited precision manufacturing program for education institutions.
See their websites for more information about NIMS or NTMA. For more information about the machining program in SDUSD, please contact Greg Quirin, CCTE Program Specialist at (858) 503-1736 or firstname.lastname@example.org.