Japanese officials come away impressed with school’s new career tech center
Baldwyn Schools welcomed Toyota Auto Body Senior Managing Officer Takashi Karasawa, of Japan, last week to tour the new Baldwyn Career Advancement Center.
APMM administrative staff assisted Superintendent Jason McKay with the tour of the facility. APMM has been instrumental in the planning, safety, set up, and curriculum of the Advanced Manufacturing class housed in the new building. The Baldwyn Career Advancement Center officially opened its doors for classroom instruction in October along with a community Grand Opening ceremony.
Karasawa was able to view the completed stations within the Advanced Manufacturing class including welding, safety, robotics, and more. He also viewed the other classes housed in the facility including Business, Teacher’s Academy, and Furniture Manufacturing.
“This is a very impressive facility. I appreciate the school’s effort in preparing students for their future careers. We are glad to help,” Karasawa noted.
Other APMM administration on site with Karasawa that have assisted with the launch of the Advanced Manufacturing program include APMM Administration General Manager Katsuaki Nasu; APMM Maintenance Manager Tim Yates; APMM Manufacturing General Manager Kim Crumbie; APMM President Kimihiro Yonezawa; APMM Maintenance Team Leader Chad Strickland; and APMM Maintenance Group Leader Jamie Fowlkes.
“We truly appreciate all that Mr. Crumbie, APMM, and Toyota Auto Body of Japan has done to help our school offer students this career training opportunity. We welcome them and their staff anytime for their continued community involvement with our students’ education,” McKay said.