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District 211 Engineering Program Prepares Future Generation to Lead the Way

Ever since she could remember, Palatine High School Senior Vivian Liu wanted to learn more about engineering. Her father, an electrical engineer, would come home and continue working on complex projects as she watched. Once she was old enough, he started to teach her about his work and by her sophomore year of high school, Vivian found herself delving into coursework that fulfilled her personal interests in engineering. The Engineering program In High School District 211 encourages students like Vivian, as well as students who have no previous exposure to the subject, to challenge themselves to solve real-world projects that engineers face each ...

District 211 Faculty Visit mHUB Facility in Chicago

To continue maximizing opportunities for District 211 students in manufacturing and entrepreneurship, District 211 strives to finds various ways to connect its students with real-world experience. District 211 teachers were invited to tour a new facility in Chicago called mHUB on Oct. 25. At the facility, they were able to see firsthand what collaboration between the manufacturing and entrepreneurial fields looks like today. “This facility confirms that District 211 is doing all of the right things for our manufacturing and entrepreneurship students,” said Lisa Small, associate superintendent for Instruction. “The equipment and ...

District 211 Students Attend Local Manufacturing Career Fair

District 211, Golden Corridor Advanced Manufacturing Program (GCAMP) and TMA Education Foundation worked together to provide a local opportunity for students to speak directly to approximately 25 manufacturing companies in the area. The April event took place at Amada America in Schuamburg, Ill. Students were afforded the opportunity to learn firsthand about the vast opportunities in manufacturing and practice their interviewing skills. Students were encouraged to bring resumes and learn about local manufacturing opportunities. Ideally, companies would see the ability and interest of these students and connect with our high schools for summer ...

SHS Senior Earns Apprenticeship, Free Tuition After Taking Dual-Credit Manufacturing Course

More District 211 students are recognizing the benefits of taking dual-credit courses, which allow students to earn college credit and gain technical skills while still in high school. As of the 2015 – 2016 school year, District 211 offers more than 50 dual-credit courses through three different local colleges. Courses include Certified Nursing Assistant, Project Lead the Way, Manufacturing, and more. Through dual-credit, students are essentially taking a first-year college course that can transfer to a college after they graduate. This can save money for a student’s first year of college or technical training while preparing them for ...

Two Palatine High School Students Introduce Manufacturing Program in Springfield

In an effort to promote college and career readiness among high school graduates, two Palatine High School students had the opportunity to speak about a District 211 program that prepares students for their futures. Palatine High School juniors Gabriela Alvarado and Luis Miranda attended the 2015 60 by 25 Network Annual Meeting on Jan. 26 in Springfield, Ill. The students made introductory remarks about District 211’s Manufacturing Program. They joined students from East St. Louis High School and North Chicago Community High School who were also invited to speak about programs at their schools. The 60 by 25 Network includes Illinois ...

D211 Engineering & Manufacturing Advisory Council, Innovation Generation Grant Help Grow Program

New during the 2013-2014 school year is the manufacturing program. Part of the Applied Technology Department, this program introduces students to the field of manufacturing with courses designed to teach students the necessary skills to earn three certifications that will help students land a job after high school. “Students will have the opportunity to come out of this class with nationally recognized industry certificates through the National Institute of Metal Working Skills,” said Palatine High School Applied Technology Department Chair Mark Hibner. “Students learn how to work machinery they would encounter in the real world, as well as ...

District 211 Hosts Engineering, Math, Science Conference for Area Fifth and Sixth Grade Girls

To get fifth and sixth grade girls interested in the fields of mathematics, science, and engineering before they enter high school, High School District 211 hosted its annual program that teaches them about careers in those fields. The third-annual GEMS (Girls in Engineering, Math, and Science) conference was held on Feb. 9 at James B. Conant High School. Approximately 160 fifth and sixth grade students participated in the hands-on learning sessions and activities that focused on engineering, science, and math. “I really believe that if students have a teacher in elementary or middle school who isn’t very thrilled about math or science, ...