The Engineering, Robotics and Automation program will be moving from the cramped confines of our current shop to a new 5,000 sq. ft location at the front of the Medford High School complex. This move will allow more students to be accepted into our shop, as well as let other non-CTE students have access to our advanced workshop and tools.
This new center will be housed in a renovated 5000 sq. ft. former storage area. The center will include a twenty-two seat software and electronics labspace, a 2000 sq. ft. advanced manufacturing and automation shop floor, and a separate eighteen seat classroom space. It’s location at the front of the building will give it high visibility for all students, teachers and visitors entering the building.
The center will serve as the new home for the engineering and robotics CTE training program with target industries of advanced manufacturing (CNC), software development and supply chain automation (logistics). The expanded space will allow for a 50% increase in the number of enrolled students, a high school engineering resource area which will be able to provide vocational training for over 100 non-CTE enrolled students per year and an evening adult advanced technology training program.
Construction is underway, with current MVTHS students in the Electrical, Carpentry, and Construction Labor shops working on the project during school. Below is a brief video showing a 3D model of what the space will look like when complete.
Additionally, there are some photos of the project under construction.