District receives $254,847 grant to help train 150 students as industrial engineers
Judson ISD's Career and Technical Education program recently received a $254,847 grant to train 150 students as industrial engineers. Thanks to the Jobs and Education for Texans (JET) grant, JISD can now purchase advanced equipment that will help students prepare for successful careers in the STEM industries. This equipment will be used at Karen Wagner High School's new Advanced Manufacturing/Robotics program.
The grant will also fund the FANUC ER-4iA Robot. This state-of-the-art robot will give students the chance to gain hands-on experience with the latest automation technology while learning how to program for a variety of industry applications. The goal is to prepare students for the FANUC Robot Operator I Certification.
The grant also provides funds for a robotics lab, where students can design and build rovers, drones, and robots. This lab will give students the opportunity to develop advanced-level critical thinking skills and participate in real-world challenges.