Leitz Tooling is now a featured supplier for the new Career Technical Education Model for Public Education, currently being outfitted in a previously closed school in Peyton, Colo., according to the company.
The program is being led by Dean Mattson, recipient of the Wood Machinery Industry Association’s Wooden Globe Award for Education, and will initially be targeted at high school students as part of the Career Technical Education curriculum. The program will eventually be expanded to offer training for graduate students, returning veterans and other instructors.
“We know the future of our industry probably doesn’t have their driver’s license yet,” Leitz Tooling CEO Mike Lind said in a statement. “It’s critical that programs like Dean has developed offer current technologies and capabilities so graduates are ready to contribute.”
Many other leading industry suppliers are also helping out with donations ranging from CNC machinery to hand tools, with a total value currently estimated at more than $2.5 million, according to Leitz.