Great things are happening in District 6 and The Success Foundation is proud to partner on projects like the new state of the art Advanced Manufacturing space at Greeley Central High School. This newly renovated space was funded by the Mill Levy Override, City of Greeley, and other grant funds including $200,000 from the Daniels Fund which The Success Foundation helped to secure. An official ribbon cutting took place on September 30, 2019, where staff, industry and community partners, and students celebrated the opportunities this space will create for District 6 students.
District 6 has partnered with Aims Community College to develop two advanced manufacturing pathways including Robotics and Industrial Manufacturing. Concurrent enrollment through Aims Community College will allow students to earn post-secondary credit as well as industry certifications. The enrollment goal for Year 1 of the program was 80-100 students. There are currently 240 students enrolled in the Advanced Manufacturing Pathway for the 2019-20 school year! With such great interest in the pathway, District 6 hired an additional instructor and looks forward to future growth. With over 80 manufacturing businesses in the Greeley-Evans community, this program will not only provide students with viable employment options upon graduation, but supports the manufacturing industry through the development of a strong workforce!
In addition to classroom learning, students are experiencing real-world opportunities through on-the-job training and industry tours. Burris Optics, EnviroTech, Rocky Mountain WaterJet, and Vestas are just a few industry partners involved with the District’s Career Explore Internship Program, providing valuable, hands-on, work experience. An alliance with the NoCo Rocks Advanced Manufacturing Sector Partnership will also provide students with industry tours to companies like Otterbox and Specialty Product Company (parts manufacturer for high performance cars!).
There are now 33 career pathway programs in District 6, all with opportunities for classroom learning, concurrent enrollment and on-the-job training. These programs are a win for our students and community. The Success Foundation will continue to seek resources to support the critical work being done by District 6 staff to ensure students graduate on-time, prepared for college and career!