CASB Recognizes MiLL Programs
(Left to right: Jace Leimkuhl, Tiana Latorre, Luke Sena, Trey Whaley)
The manufacturing and construction programs at the Manufacturing Industry Learning Lab (MiLL) won the Colorado Association of School Board’s (CASB) Student Achievement Award.
Only two programs in the state were selected to be showcased at the 2018 CASB Convention at the Broadmoor on Friday, December 7, 2018. The programs at the MiLL, a partnership between Widefield and Peyton school districts, were awarded for providing career pathways for students.
Nikki Carter, Career and Technical Education (CTE) Director for WSD3, spoke to a room full of school board members, superintendents, and administrators from around the state about the impact the MiLL is making in students’ lives and Colorado’s economy.
“As the MiLL continues to thrive, we look forward to expanding programs that will contribute to the community, increasing partnerships that benefit the learning environment and most of all, helping students find purpose and value in their education.”
Four students from the MiLL set up a booth to exhibit current and future projects in both cabinet manufacturing and construction. One of projects is a Home Build project with Careers in Construction through the Housing and Building Association of the Pikes Peak region. Starting in early spring, students at the MiLL will be building a modular home and will be utilizing many of the skills they have learned including carpentry, plumbing and electrical installation. The construction students have been provided blueprints by Clayton Homes and are currently in the stages of building a scale model. Once the supplies are delivered in spring, the students will be prepared for the actual home build. The cabinet making students will be designing and building the cabinets to be installed in the home as well.
For more information on the MiLL, please visit themillco.org.