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Manufacturing students at New Oxford High School are the beneficiaries of a recent $50,000 donation from Yazoo Mills, Inc. for the new Colonial Manufacturing Program. School officials and local partners broke ground in late-November on the 12,600 square foot addition.
Colonial Manufacturing will provide another valuable tool for students to enhance their hands-on technical education. The program will continue to provide training opportunities for high school students who would like to pursue a career in manufacturing. A “Think Tank” room will also be available for students to collaborate on real world problems, figure out solutions for issues that arise, calculate costs associated with projects, design and manufacture products and present them.
Troy Eckert, President at Yazoo Mills, commented that “It’s a great pleasure to give back to a wonderful program in our community.” He continues on to say, “We see the importance of partnering with our local schools to support the next generation, in hopes of developing more skilled-labor personnel.” Dr. Russell Greenholt, Superintendent of Conewago Valley School District, said “CVSD & Colonial Manufacturing are proud to partner with Yazoo Mills to grow a talented workforce in the South Central region, to ensure that manufacturing will continue to hold its prominent place in the area.”
Our donation will have an immediate impact on students by providing the resources needed to bring Colonial Manufacturing to completion. The year-long program will be available at no cost to all New Oxford students and is slated to begin in August 2019.