April 30, 2015 —
In a partnership with the LISD and the Southern Michigan Center for Science and Industry (SMCSI), Tecumseh High School will become the site of the new East Campus of the SMCSI Mechatronics program starting in the fall of 2015. The students attending at the THS site will have the same curriculum as those at the Hudson site.
This is an expansion of the current program, not a duplication. The SMCSI program will function under the supervision of the LISD, be operated by Hudson Area Schools, be hosted at Tecumseh High School and serve all Lenawee County students and school districts.
The SMCSI was created in 2014 to respond to the overwhelming request from local manufacturing to assist in meeting their needs for a well-trained workforce. The program provides training for adults and students alike. The high school program is a combination of mechanical, electrical, telecommunications, control and computer engineering instruction. Students who complete the program are prepared for most entry level advanced manufacturing positions, for further training in advanced manufacturing or two continue with a college education in engineering or manufacturing.
“Partnerships between three different organizations don’t often come easy, so we would like to commend and thank Lenawee Intermediate School District, Southern Michigan Center for Science and Industry, [and] Tecumseh Public Schools … for building an extraordinary program that will benefit students and business across the country,” said Jim Van Doren, Executive Director of Lenawee Now, “By providing state of the art training to our young people, we will be a top contender for attracting businesses to our area. We couldn’t be happier to see it come to realization and are proud to be part of a community that pulls together.”