2016 ALCOA Grant Will Expand Engineering Program at Michigan City High School

MCHS-Alcoa-Foundation-Grant-2016Representatives of the ALCOA Foundation presented a grant for $39,500 to Michigan City High School during the MCAS School Board Meeting on January 26. The funding will support the expansion of the Project Lead the Way engineering program at MCHS next fall, adding a new dual-credit course in Computer Integrated Manufacturing. This course will teach students skills that are in high demand by ALCOA and other employers in LaPorte County.

Pictured are representatives from ALCOA, MCHS Principal Wendel McCollum, MCAS Superintendent Dr. Barbara Eason-Watkins, MCAS Curriculum Director Jan Radford, LaPorte County CTE Director Audra Peterson, and MCHS Engineering teacher Ralph Gee.

Michigan City High School currently offers Project Lead the Way courses in Engineering, Biomedical Science, and Civil Engineering & Architecture.