April 04, 2008
Wilson Classical High School and the California Academy of Mathematics and Science will receive nearly $250,000 in matching funds for career technical education, the state announced recently.
Wilson will use $26,000 in funds to purchase equipment for architecture and construction classes, while CAMS will use $223,800 for engineering and design equipment and tools. The two schools also will match the funds, bringing the total investment at Wilson and CAMS to about a half million dollars.
Equipment at Wilson will include drafting and computer desks, saws and hand tools, safety equipment, and reconfigured and upgraded computer and electrical wiring. The equipment will help to expand the school’s existing Architecture and Construction Program which more than 250 Wilson students participate in each year.
CAMS will purchase computer-aided manufacturing equipment, including a 3-D computer printer and a structure stress analyzer, to help students test the strength of materials.