ESTEVAN - The Southeast Techhub in Estevan has announced a partnership with the Estevan Comprehensive School and Revelation Engineering to launch Estevan Robotics.
This new venture will provide students and staff with an opportunity to increase skills in science, technology, engineering and math.
The ultimate goal of Estevan Robotics will be to create Estevan's own bipedal robot, an ambitious feat that will be worked up to through the students' creation of a number of smaller robotics projects.
“Estevan is a community of innovators, from Dr. Eric Grimson to Jeff Sandquist,” said Gord More, executive director of the Estevan Techhub. “It's the perfect time to provide this opportunity to the next generation of innovators with a partnership that provides a wide array of skills that can be integrated into classroom learning.”
The Estevan Comprehensive School said it is very excited to join forces with the Southeast Techhub and looks forward to applying new skills in classes such as computer sciences, machining, entrepreneurship, drafting and computer-aided design, and mechanical and automotive, just to name a few.
“We know that there will be a need for highly-skilled tech professionals, especially here in southeast Saskatchewan, and we see this as a great opportunity to spark energy and excitement with the young people,” said James Jones of the Estevan Comprehensive School. “Our collective goal is to help ensure that young people in Estevan are receiving a quality education that will equip them with skills that will be in-demand, right here in Estevan.”