Construction Tech Equipment
Construction Tech instructor Josh Michelena has made it his mission to build a fully stocked commercial construction technology learning lab for SC students. Due to budget constraints, Sheridan College currently lacks the necessary equipment to have a quality cabinet and wood fabrication lab. The goal is to add equipment one piece at a time until the fabrication lab is complete.
This spring, Sheridan College Foundation donors funded a grant by the Construction Tech program to buy a Powermatic 3520B Lathe. This lathe is the eighth piece of equipment to move into the new construction space on campus. It will be used for many years to come by students and the community. Having this quality lathe could also lead to interdisciplinary presentations on wood turning with the SC Art and Sculpture program.
The long-range outcome of this project is to have a complete construction technology fabrication lab for SC students and to also have the ability to open up the facility for classes that will provide community education in the field of woodworking and construction.