Elk Grove provides $100,000 manufacturing education grant

ELK GROVE - During the Made in Elk Grove Manufacturing and Technology Expo on Monday, Oct. 17, Elk Grove Village and Elk Grove High School officials announced the village has provided a fourth $100,000 grant to the District 214 Education Foundation.

The grant will assist in the continued modernization of Elk Grove High School's manufacturing curriculum, which introduces students to rewarding and challenging career opportunities within the manufacturing sector.

The annual $100,000 grants provided to the school the last three years jump-started efforts to modernize an advanced manufacturing lab and purchase high tech manufacturing equipment such as lathes and mills, which students use to learn how to work with metal, wood and other materials.

In addition to giving students opportunities to become proficient in the use of modern manufacturing equipment, the grant supports the school's "manufacturing career pathway," a broader effort to expose students to careers in manufacturing.

"This grant is a tangible illustration that we're backing up our commitment to do everything we can to provide Elk Grove students with practical, career-based learning opportunities while also providing the manufacturers who call Elk Grove Village home with a deep pool of talented men and women who are ready to learn, grow and thrive in the manufacturing sector," Mayor Craig B. Johnson said in a news release.

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