$700,000 Golden LEAF Grant to SHS!
RSS was awarded $700,000 from Golden LEAF Foundation to implement an Advanced Manufacturing Curriculum Pathway (AMCP) at Salisbury High that includes training in engineering, mechatronics and metal fabrication for high school students and aligns to existing introductory programs available to middle school students. The initiative would:
- Initiate an Advanced Manufacturing Pathway at Salisbury High School.
- Implement strategies aimed at changing students' perception of manufacturing careers by introducing them to the skills required for employment opportunities available in local industries
- Build on the existing STEM program at Salisbury High School. The Pathway will operate as part of the existing academy and be open to all Rowan-Salisbury students who wish to transfer. Grant funds will provide curriculum materials, facility upgrades, robotics equipment, and computers & related equipment for the high school.
With funding provided by this grant, Salisbury High will house one of the finest advanced manufacturing and engineering facilities in the southeast. This program will provide multiple pathways for our students to choose an array of courses geared at hands on learning, critical thinking and problem solving.
Rowan-Salisbury’s Career and Technical Education staff are eager to begin implementing this new. The partnerships being built with Rowan-Cabarrus Community College and local industries will provide tremendous opportunities for Rowan-Salisbury students and help provide the workforce that Rowan County so desperately needs.
A special ceremony was made during Rowan-Salisbury’s annual Principals’ Institute. Mark Sorrells, Senior VP from Golden LEAF, presented a ‘big’ check made out to the Rowan-Salisbury Schools in the amount of $700,000 to Dr. Moody, Mr. Brown and Mrs. Mills. Mr. Sorrells commented his excitement on behalf of the Golden LEAF Foundation to be able to present this opportunity to RSS.