Lima Senior High School will move its Ag and Outdoor Occupations and Engineering Technology programs to a new building being constructed at the former Emerson School site.
Officials announced the Emerson plan and upcoming events to highlight the school’s Career Tech programs during a Wednesday press conference to kickoff Career Tech Month.
Beginning in the 2024 school year, Lima Senior’s Ag and Outdoor Occupations and Engineering Technology programs will be housed in two buildings to be constructed on the former Emerson Elementary School site. Emerson previously closed as part of the district’s building project.
Both of these growing programs are in need of more space than is currently available at the high school. The Engineering building will allow more space for things like robotics, 3D printing and CNC machines. It will allow the program to delve into the many disciplines of engineering and job opportunities. The building will include classroom and open spaces, as well as a conference room.
The Ag building will provide much needed space to bring in equipment and for students to learn welding, wood working and other skills. There will also be a greenhouse with hydroponics on the site as well as outside space for planting and working with large farm equipment.
The goal is to sometimes bring middle school students out to use the buildings.
The project will be paid for with CARES Act funds. The projected cost is $2.9 million.
A Taste of Career Tech
“A Taste of Career Tech” is an opportunity for the public to come for a free lunch at Lima Senior’s Spartan Inn and then tour the school’s Career Tech Programs.
There will be two options: Wednesday, Feb. 15, and Wednesday, Feb. 22. Lunch prepared by Lima Senior culinary students will begin at 11 a.m., with the tour beginning by 11:45 a.m.
The tour will include short visits to all of Lima Senior’s 12 programs: Ag and Outdoor Occupations, Audio Engineering, Auto Technology, Construction Trades, Culinary and Food Service Management, Early Childhood Education, Engineering Technology, Graphic Communications, Marketing Education, Patient Care Technology, Skills X and Welding and Metal Fabrication.
Reservations are required by Feb. 10 for the first event and Feb. 17 for the second. Please call 419-996-3411 or email email@example.com.