Superintendent says district to upgrade metalworking program

Corry Career and Technical Center metalworking occupations students Braidy Westfall, left, and Mitchell Bauer, both seniors, grind t-slot cleaners this week. The t-slot cleaners are used to clean metal shavings from Bridgeport mills in the CTC’s metalworking shop.

Editor’s note:

The following is the last of a three-part series on the Corry Career and Technical Center’s metalworking occupations program and problems apparently associated with that program.

Members of a former Occupational Advisory Committee for the Corry Area School District’s Career and Technical Center have raised several questions concerning the CTC’s metalworking occupations program.

The committee is made up of representatives from the Corry manufacturing community, including Brian Bills of Tonnard Manufacturing; Michael Biedrzycki, Brenda Biedrzycki, Andrew Jaquith, Tim Marti and John Savko, all of Corry Manufacturing; Steve Crawford of Corry Contract; and Thomas Savko, retired from Associated Spring - Barnes Group.

As a result of attending several advisory committee meetings, as well as attending meetings of the Crawford County Area Vocational-Technical School’s Precision Machining Advisory Committee in Meadville, the committee concluded the Corry Career and Technical Center falls short of standards required in today’s manufacturing industry.

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