The Snohomish Education Foundation has awarded a District Partnership Grant to the Snohomish School District in the amount of $35,115. Monies will go towards the purchase of 3D printers and supplies to assist the Snohomish School District in extending the current High School Pathways Program into the District’s Middle Schools.
The Pathways Program is a biotechnology/machining program that allow students to learn technology systems and manufacturing processes through the use of high tech software and 3D printers. “This program provides a hands on approach that allows students to experience math and science on a real life level,” said Kevin Latimer, VP of Fund Development, Snohomish Education Foundation. “It’s exciting to think about our young teenagers learning and using new technology that can prepare them for jobs in the high-demand fields of aerospace and healthcare.”
This program provides Snohomish School District students a unique opportunity to work with state of the art technology while earning up to 35 transferable credits to Everett Community College. These Pathway programs give our future doctors, nurses, researchers, engineers and machinists an unbelievable head start. The National Science Foundation has acknowledged the value of this program and in 2011 awarded the Snohomish School District a grant to expand the existing Pathways Program curriculum.
This program will be fully implemented in the Snohomish School District Middle Schools by spring of 2013.