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Presque Isle Tech Middle engineering expertise program prepares college students for school and careers

Rachel Ring attended the engineering expertise program at Presque Isle Tech Middle 5 years in the past throughout her senior yr at Caribou Excessive College. At a younger age, she developed an curiosity in design. “I have been in love with designing properties since I used to be 8 years previous. I spent a lot of my free time drawing ground plans for these imaginative households that I created.”

Rachel Ring attended the engineering expertise program at Presque Isle Tech Middle 5 years in the past throughout her senior yr at Caribou Excessive College. At a younger age, she developed an curiosity in design. “I have been in love with designing properties since I used to be 8 years previous. I spent a lot of my free time drawing ground plans for these imaginative households that I created.”

When her household was constructing their dwelling, her father used a pc program to design their dwelling in 3D. He confirmed Ring how he used this system to create their home. “My inventive thoughts may see the countless prospects of this system and the way I may use it to make my 2D drawing come to life,” stated Ring, “so I taught myself use this system.”

Whereas in highschool, Ring discovered about engineering expertise at PITC and determined to attend for the reason that program aligned along with her pursuits. Whereas in this system, Ring discovered a wide range of expertise. “I discovered use Revit and Solidworks, in addition to different Pc Aided Drafting packages. I additionally obtained to advance my expertise in creating displays and presenting, and taking good notes,” stated Ring. Ring additionally participated in SkillsUSA, a nationwide group devoted to selling commerce and technical expertise and job readiness. “We needed to discover ways to be skilled and work in each small and enormous groups.”

Attending the ET program ready Ringl for her future. “Being launched to CAD packages in highschool ready me for the kinds of CAD packages that I’d be utilizing all through most of my faculty schooling and into my future profession.” She additionally loved the liberty to pursue her pursuits within the classroom. “I liked properties, and Revit was my favourite factor to concentrate on throughout class. Mr. Harper let me tailor my schooling to that whereas additionally guiding me in tasks,” Ring stated.

In Might Ring accomplished her remaining semester at Cedarville College with a significant in industrial and progressive design and a Bible minor and studio artwork minor. She is employed at Musser House Builders in Dillsburg, Pennsylvania the place she is an assistant designer, designing new properties and residential remodels.

Terry Harper has taught engineering expertise at PITC for almost 10 years. Harper has over 30 years of expertise working in engineering and design together with civil, structure and environmental engineering. “The final 14 of these years, I used to be a guide within the heavy civil building trade engaged on a wide range of tasks that included bridges, tunnels, water remedy services and different giant infrastructure tasks,” acknowledged Harper.

Within the ET program, Harper and his college students talk about what engineers do, the several types of engineering, and the design course of engineers use to resolve issues. “It is all about introducing the scholars to engineering and growing ability units that can open profession and academic alternatives,” stated Harper.

College students additionally study technical expertise utilizing design software program that’s normal all through the structure and engineering trade reminiscent of Solidworks, Revit, Civil 3D, Infraworks and Fusion 360. “Engineering is the applying of science, math and expertise to resolve issues. We use plenty of totally different innovative applied sciences reminiscent of 3D modeling and design software program to rework summary concepts into actual options,” Harper stated. “We additionally use that software program to interface with different applied sciences reminiscent of 3D printing and CNC manufacturing to manufacture prototypes and mockups in addition to develop design paperwork that may clearly talk our options.”

Engineering expertise at PITC is the one highschool program within the state of Maine that provides each highschool and faculty credit via the College of Maine School of Engineering. A number of college students who’ve accomplished the ET program have pursued engineering at post-secondary establishments such because the College of Maine School of Engineering, Maine Maritime Academy, and Wentworth Institute of Know-how. Former college students have turn out to be mechanical, electrical, chemical, biomedical, civil, or energy engineers, in addition to industrial designers.

Harper could be very enthusiastic about engineering and educating. “I take pleasure in sharing my information, expertise, and technical expertise with my college students to assist them discover a potential profession path,” Harper stated, “however I actually take pleasure in these moments when a pupil solves a fancy drawback and experiences that tremendous sense of accomplishment and pleasure.”

If in case you have a ardour for creating, designing, fixing issues, or serving to others, Ring extremely recommends taking the ET program. “Take Mr. Harper’s class! You get to study a lot about your trade, however you additionally get to study comparable industries with out having to make any type of dedication in these areas.” Ring provides, “I obtained a jump-start on my profession and discovered extra about what it meant to design.”

Harper states, “If a pupil has any curiosity in engineering or structure, then they should be on this program.”

The Presque Isle Tech Middle serves highschool college students within the Central Aroostook space together with Presque Isle, Caribou, Fort Fairfield, Easton, Washburn, Ashland, and Mars Hill. For extra details about this system or any of the packages on the PITC, please contact 207-764-1356 or go to pirctc.sad1.org.

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