EAST HAVEN, Conn (WTNH) – From an idea to a finished product.
Matt Lisco has always been creative.
“I like the whole computer design and bringing it into life,” said Lisco.
His experience at East Haven High School has been full of accomplishments.
Those accomplishments add up to valuable experience.
Lisco and other students can work on high tech and industrial level equipment, like computer numeric controlled machinery.
From the hands-on training comes careers full of opportunity.
“There's a shortage of skilled workers that can-do CNC machinery,” said Michael Iavaroni – Career & Technical Ed. Instructor, Auto and Wood at East Haven High School.
East Haven High School is unique in what it can offer students when it comes to technical trades.
"We obviously take up a lot of square footage, cost per student is high. School districts have chosen to downsize and eliminate these types of programs,” said Iavaroni.
Federal funding through the Perkins act made it possible for the shop to buy the top-notch equipment.
Students like Nathanael Palacios can put it to good use, and in the process placing him ahead of the curve.
"I've gone an applied at jobs around East Haven and most don't even have this,” said Palacios.