City school students are applying the knowledge they learn in class in a high-tech after-school jobs program.
Through a partnership between the school district and Applied Systems and Technology Transfer, precision-machining students from Choffin Career and Technical Center and engineering students from Chaney High School’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics program are making the parts for AST2’s INVENT3D Printers, smaller 3-D printers.
Jack Scott, AST2 president, said the printers, which cost about $900, are available only to schools. The printers are designed to be assembled, used and then disassembled by students. Scott said the Choffin and Chaney students who work on the printer parts after school earn $12.50 per hour and will make the parts for about 100 printers.