The newly renovated Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing Center at Tri-County includes a state-of-the-art hands-on learning environment with advanced manufacturing technology including machinery for cutting, fabricating and designing of metal parts with extremely high precision, down to the thousandths of an inch.
|Tri-County RVTHS Grand Opening|
Congressman Joe Kennedy III, Senate President Karen Spilka, D-Ashland, State Rep. Jeff Roy, D-Franklin, State Rep. Betty Poirier, R-Bristol, State Rep. Brian Murray, D-Milford, and Senator Paul Feeney, D-Bristol and Norfolk, along with many area employers spent the afternoon walking through the new facility amazed of the progress being made. During a ribbon-cutting ceremony, Kennedy, holding a small metal plate made by students to commemorate the occasion, said this is what the future looks like.
“To see the technology that is now here, to see the cooperation and collaboration of local businesses, to understand the skills that are being transferred to folks that are as young as freshmen, to build robots that have a better free-throw percentage than I have is amazing,” Kennedy said, pointing to the latest robot made with parts from the new lab. “I took a wood-shop class and I couldn’t figure out how to use a saw, and to be able to do this kind of work, it’s pretty incredible.”
During the ceremony, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts State Senate presented Tri-County’s Superintendent-Director, Stephen Dockray, with an Official Citation in recognition of the school’s Grand Opening event.
The newly renovated Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing Center will expose students with access to a more real-world advanced curriculum with better computers and programming resulting in being skilled in a multitude of engineering and manufacturing fields.
Tri-County RVTHS, located at 147 Pond Street in Franklin, is a recipient of the High Schools That Work Gold Achievement Award and serves the communities of Franklin, Medfield, Medway, Millis, Norfolk, North Attleboro, Plainville, Seekonk, Sherborn, Walpole, and Wrentham.