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Helpful information about STEM education and CTE programs

SawStop Safety Demo

by Peter 8. December 2016 03:46

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SawStop Safety

Watch an impressive demonstration of SawStop safety with Paxton/Patterson at ACTE CareerTech VISION.
A patented automatic braking system stops the saw within milliseconds if its blade comes in contact with the operator's hand or other body part.

Watch Video Demonstration

For more information click here.

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Tags: STEM Education, sawstop, woodshop safety, table saw safety, cte future, paxton patterson, Construction Trades Education, Tools

Got Grit?

by Peter 12. October 2016 05:14

Got Grit?


Got Grit?

To celebrate students and classrooms that engage in the process of learning Paxton/Patterson has launched the Got Grit Contest. We know that through the course of learning there are frequent twists, turns, and even setbacks. We hope that you and your students share stories of the mistakes, setbacks, and the perseverance that went into the process of learning and eventual success! We want to hear about your success stories and reward them.

Share Your Learning Experience
for a Chance to Win
Pizzas, Prizes and a 3-D Printer

Submissions can be made in different formats. We want you and your students to be creative! The story you tell could be a series of photos with captions, sketches, a video that chronicles a design brief, or perhaps a narrative writing piece that demonstrates “Grit”.

Enter the contest at paxtonpatterson.com/contest.

Download a contest flier.

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Tags: Health Science Education, STEM Education, General, Family & Consumer Science Education, Got Grit?, Construction Trades Education, Paxton/Patterson News

Demand for Women in Skilled Trades

by Peter 16. June 2016 02:26

Huge demand for women in skilled trades!

The opportunity to earn more money and work as your own boss is encouraging women to pursue careers in nontraditional occupations.

Demand for Women in Skilled Trades Infographic

Credit: Tulsa Welding School

Tags: Construction Trades Education, female skilled trades, female job opportunities, women skilled trades, tradeswomen demand, female welders