Mid Michigan College recently donated thermoforming equipment to Beaverton Public Schools in an effort to support training students for local careers.

“We were able to donate a thermoformer with an estimated value of $200,000 with the goal of getting technology in the hands of high school students,” explained Tim Hood, Mid Michigan College President. “The College is committed to maintaining our support of regional high schools and local industry.”

The donated thermoformer will expand Beaverton’s STEM education program for 8th, 9th, and 10th graders, while also preparing students to begin local careers or pursue Advanced Integrated Manufacturing degrees at Mid.

“This is the first step in ensuring our local businesses have the skilled workforce they need to continue to operate and grow,” noted Joe Passalacqua, Superintendent of Beaverton Community Schools. “And that our students have the skills they need to find fulfilling careers close to home, here in Beaverton.”

Students interested in learning more about manufacturing-related careers and credentials, can explore the College’s Advanced Integrated Manufacturing Pathways at midmich.edu/skilled-trades.

“This partnership provides students with the opportunity to get a jump start on their futures, and we’re excited to be a part of that process,” explained Shawn Troy, Dean of Career & Workforce Education at Mid Michigan College.

For more information about Mid’s Skilled Trades programs, visit midmich.edu/skilled-trades or contact Dean Shawn Troy at stroy@midmich.edu or (989) 386-6658.

Registration for the Fall Semester is currently underway at Mid. Interested students can request additional information at midmich.edu, apply online at midmich.edu/apply, or contact Admissions at admissions@midmich.edu or (989) 386-6661.

Tim Hood and Joe Passalacqua celebrate the donation of thermoforming equipment to Beaverton Public Schools.

Tim Hood and Joe Passalacqua celebrate the donation of a thermoformer from Mid Michigan College to Beaverton Public Schools.

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