UNION GROVE — Nick Baldwin, technical education teacher at Union Grove High School, attended a seminar hosted at Gateway Technical College, which provided training on the use of Snap-on torque wrenches.
This “train-the-trainer” event allowed Gateway Technical College instructors to provide training that will maximize student instruction within the classroom. This high skill tools training will provide students with industry experience that will help them to enter their chosen career or college program.
A total of 16 area teachers attended the session that was held at Gateway’s Horizon Center for Transportation Technology in Kenosha.
The course was made possible through the President’s Innovation grant received by Gateway Automotive Technology instructor and NC3 coordinator Matt Janisin.
Two torque tools were donated to Union Grove High School through this grant and will be used for instruction. The addition of these tools allows Union Grove High School to embed this training immediately into their already robust Technical Education curriculum, helping students to gain additional 21st century learning skills and industry experience.