R.I. Mobile Maker Lab to visit BHS for National CTE Month


BURRILLVILLE – Burrillville High School is celebrating National Career and Technical Education Month by hosting the Rhode Island Mobile Maker Lab on February 27 and 28.

A resolution recognizing February as National CTE month was introduced by U.S. Representatives Jim Langevin, a Democrat from Rhode Island, and Glenn Thompson, a Republican from Pennsylvania, who co-chair the Congressional Career and Technical Education Committee.

The Rhode Island Mobile Maker Lab promotes experiential learning, workplace innovation, and statewide collaboration by visiting schools throughout the state to introduce students and teachers to advanced manufacturing automation technologies. At BHS, students will explore the Maker Lab with hands-on lessons and activities, collaborating with each other and Maker Lab engineers.

“We know the careers our students will pursue all require critical thinking and problem solving,” said Principal Michael Whaley.

“Partnering with organizations like the Mobile Maker Lab increases our students’ opportunities to apply these skills to real-world situations and expand on the CTE opportunities we’re introducing at our high school.”

Burrillville has recently launched three CTE pathways in robotics and pre-engineering, environmental science, and construction management, all approved by the R.I. Department of Education. These programs follow a rigorous curriculum that give students a head start in the career fields they are interested in and can even even earn them professional certifications and college credit.

For more information about the Burrillville CTE pathways, visit cte.bsd-ri.net.

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