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Seaway Plastics Teams with HAAS & Nissei To Establish High School Plastics Program

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With today’s delivery of a new Nissei injection molding machine to the East Lake High School (East Lake, FL), the “Academy of Engineering” program has received in excess of over $600,000 in equipment donations including a new HAAS CNC Mill and HAAS CNC Turning Machines.

“There is not a high school in the country which has the quantity or the quality of equipment on their floor for training the next generation of industrial, manufacturing engineers and machinists.  This new machinery brings our STEM & PLTW curriculum to new heights in delivering project-based learning for students.  How can a 15 year old high school student in the Academy of Engineering, not be ecstatic about the prospects for their future?”, says J. Paul Wahnish, President, Career Technical Education Foundation, Inc. and Department Chair for the East Lake High School, Academy of Engineering.

Paul Bernard-President of Seaway Plastics Engineering adds, “we are very excited that East Lake High School, under the leadership of Paul Wahnish has established the Academy of Engineering.  Partnering with Seaway equipment suppliers HAAS and Nissei has helped to make this dream come true. The impact on our local community will be significant as our high school students will now have the exposure and training that will lead to good paying and stable careers.  Manufacture’s in this country like Seaway Plastics are struggling to find young talented individuals that want to pursue skilled trades such as mold making, mold design and plastics processing.  We look forward to working with our local students, affording them the opportunity to visit Seaway and see first-hand the career opportunities that lie in front of them…”

A special thank you to Nissei America and HAAS for their significant donations to East Lake High School…we are investing in the future of our children, one program at a time! For more info, please contact Paul Bernard-President, Seaway Plastics Engineering, Inc. This press release is available for download in Adobe® PDF format here.

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