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CCTC manufacturing program gets donation

Energy program students take part in audit

GETAWAY — The advanced manufacturing program at Collins Career Technical Center recently received a significant donation from a local business.

DJ Manufacturing, of Burlington, donated an industrial lathe and an industrial milling machine.

“It’s a pretty sizeable donation,” James Woda, technical academy supervisor for the school, said, adding that this would allow for tasks to be performed that been required manually.

He estimated the donation to be equal to about $10,000.

In other news, students in the school’s clean energy and energy empowerment programs recently worked with an auditing company on the school’s needs.

Dayton Energy Optimizers USA has been conducting the audit.

“They are fantastic to work with,” Woda said, adding that the company’s CEO has a background in education. “He really knows how to present information.”

Students from the clean energy program have job shadowed employees from the company as they toured CCTC’s main campus, while students in the energy empowerment program counted light fixtures and calculated energy use.

“Then both of them went to Coal Grove and did it on their own,” Woda said of the programs.

He said students then got together and put together a presentation to the board of education, recommending changes the school could make.

“This could include putting energy efficient solar panels on the roof,” Woda said.

Woda said the students impressed the company.

“They told one of them, ‘If you move to Dayton, we will take you on as an employee,’” he said.