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In honor of National Manufacturing Day on October 6th, OrthoWorx held the "Think Ortho Tour" last Thursday right here in The Orthopedic Capital of the World. Over 200 8th graders from area schools & their parents attended the program that hoped to encourage students to pursue technical careers in the growing orthopedic industry. The event included tours of Ivy Tech's Orthopedic & Advanced Manufacturing Training Center (OAMTC), the Warsaw Area Career Center Welding Lab, and a local orthopedic company, Precision Medical Technologies. Students & parents both were able to learn about the orthopedic industry, advanced manufacturing career opportunities available in the Warsaw area, and the skills needed to pursue those exciting careers. The Think Ortho Tour was part of OrthoWorx's Talent Development Initiative to address the skills gap in the orthopedic industry. Special thanks to OrthoWorx, PMT, the WACC, & the OAMTC for making this event possible!

To learn more about OrthoWorx, visit their website: 

OrthoWorx Indiana

The OAMTC Director, Tom Till, along with our WACC Director, Ronna Kawsky, had the opportunity to share about this event on the local news which can be viewed here:

Think Ortho Tour NBC News Coverage



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Students in Mr. Zakaria's Robotics Design & Innovation classes have been busy working in teams to design and build their own robotic cars.



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Students in Mr. Huffer's Project Lead the Way: Honors Principles of Engineering classes recently collaborated in teams to design & build a bridge made out of just paper. The students were challenged to design the longest bridge by using only one piece of paper and then hang their designs in the school to see if their bridge would hold up. They did an awesome job working together to design & construct their bridges. 



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Engineering Technology/Project Lead the Way students were recently were honored for their top achievements during the EDD Showcase in the Performing Arts Center. Several students had the opportunity to present the projects they'd been working on all school year. Following the presentations cookies & punch were provided. Great job students! 






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On Thursday March 30th, Warsaw Area Career Center sent 50 students to participate at the Purdue Engineering Expo, a competition where students learn about the engineering field and demonstrate their engineering prowess. Throughout the event students had to design a tower made of straws capable of holding a 3 lb satellite and a foam roller coaster with the most design elements needed to simulate an intense space journey. Warsaw demonstrated their design skills nabbing 2 of 4 possible design awards (highest design and most unique elements) and taking 3rd place in the overall competition.

Warsaw Area Career Center took 3rd Place out of 53 teams.

Additional Awards:

Highest Design Challenge Score
Most Unique Roller coaster Element
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