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SUN Tech Delivers Benches to Home Schools

SUN Area Technical Institute’s Joe Weisser delivered students’ sitting benches to Shikellamy and Selinsgrove High Schools. SUN Tech students made the benches from scratch for all 5 sending High Schools: Lewisburg HS, Shikellamy HS, Midd-West HS, Selinsgrove HS and Mifflinburg HS.

SUN Tech’s Masonry Program made the concrete forms, Advanced Wood and Carpentry programs planed, ripped and crosscut the lumber, and Advanced Machining Program machined the hardware on the benches and engraved the inscriptions. The SUN Team approach created a project for all communities to enjoy which illustrates the value and practicality of career and technical education. Upon delivery many observers were impressed with the craftsmanship and the fact that the benches were created by using all four programs and not outsourcing finished products. SUN Tech is in the business of creating innovative student minds with emphasis on skilled craftsmanship, work ethic achievement, timely project deadlines, and multitasking to maintain a current and upcoming workforce for years to come.

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Shape Your Future with Precision Machining

Eddie Try working on vertical milling machine

Eddie Try working on vertical milling machine

Pictured here is Precision Machining student Eddie Try. Eddie is using a vertical milling machine to complete a NIMS certification project.

A machinist doesn’t think of metal as something hard and unchangeable because they can change it into anything they want.

Students in Advanced Precision Machining setup and operate machines to fabricate and repair parts and components. A machinist performs cuts on materials to bring it to the desired shape and dimensions. Metal blocks can be transformed into intricate parts such as sprockets, gears, pistons, tools, wheels, and molds. These parts are then assembled into cars, bikes or the machinery which mass produce every conceivable manufactured good.

Students in SUN Tech’s Advanced Precision Machining program will have the opportunity to earn industry certifications from the National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) as well as college credits that will transfer to multiple higher education facilities such as Penn College and Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology. They also have the opportunity to earn job experience and cash through our Co-op program.

Still need convincing? Check out our Facebook gallery to see more exciting photos of the Precision Machining program, visit the class website, or talk to your guidance counselor today to schedule a visit to Precision Machining or any of SUN Tech’s exciting programs!

Andrew Gemberling at Hoffman Machine Shop

Andrew Gemberling on co-op at Hoffman Machine Shop

Andrew Gemberling on co-op at Hoffman Machine Shop

Pictures here is Precision Machining student Andrew Gemberling at his co-op position at Hoffman Machine Shop.

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Students Make PA’s First Family a “Gift From Scrap”

This gift was made by students in Precision Machining and Welding.

This gift was made by students in Precision Machining and Welding.

Students in Welding and Precision Machining created the “gift from scrap” shown here for Governor Tom Corbett and his wife. The governor will be presented with this gift on Monday March 11 when SUN’s co-op coordinator Joe Weisser and his advisory committee meet Corbett at the capital.

SUN Tech Grows Relationship with PMF Industries

Joe Weisser meets with Joel Perrotto of PMF Industries.

Joe Weisser meets with Joel Perrotto of PMF Industries.

Pictured here is SUN Area Technical Institute‘s Co-op Coordinator Joe Weisser with the Manufacturing Supervisor Joel Perrotto of PMF industries of Williamsport, PA.  PMF (Precision Metal Forming) recently hired a Dillon Kline, a graduate of Advanced Precision Machining, and looks forward to many more SUN Tech hires and co-op placements in the future!

Precision Machining Makes Custom Clocks for Fundraiser

Precision Machining is once again making clocks as a fundraiser.  The clocks are made from Corian countertop material and can be cut to just about any design you can think of.  Sold for $25 apiece.  Contact the Precision Machining instructor

for details.

Students Collaborate on Park Benches

Students in the Carpentry, Wood Products, Masonry, and Precision Machining programs collaborated on building park benches donated to SUN Tech’s partner school districts. Students in the masonry program used the forms to mold the concrete ends of the benches. Students in Carpentry and Advanced Wood Products ripped, cross-cut, routed and drilled the pressure treated lumber used to make the seats and backs.  Precision Machining created threaded inserts for the concrete forms which provided holes into which the lumber could be screwed and secured. Precision Machining also used their Haas CNC machine to engrave each bench with SUN Area Technical Institute and the name of the school district to which the bench was delivered.

Special thanks go to Co-op Coordinator Joe Weisser and Precision Machining instructor Terry Anselmo for “Making it Happen!”