Chesapeake City


Categories: Chesapeake City, Workforce Readiness and Career & Technical Education | 2016


In 2015, Chesapeake Public Schools has partnered with Tidewater Community College to provide an opportunity for 27 high school students to prepare for in demand jobs in the exciting and challenging field of mechatronics. Mechatronics is the study of electricity, electronics, and robotics-- all the things that are used in modern manufacturing. Rising high school freshmen sign up for TCC/CPS Dual Enrollment: Mechatronics program. Enrolled students will be on a special career pathway that includes taking selected classes in their high schools for the first two years, working toward a standard high school diploma and a recognized industry credential in electronics. During the final two years of high school, some classes will be held on TCC’s Chesapeake Campus, where students will get hands-on training in the Precision Machining Lab and earn a Career Studies Certificate in Mechatronics.


Grant Stanley
Supervisor of Career and Technical Education