- (September 2, 2015) COTO celebrated the Grand Opening of the Center for Applied Science Technology building on Thursday, August 27. Dr. Stephen Schoonmaker, College President, offered opening remarks followed by Diana Reggans, College Board of Trustee Chair, reiterating the benefits of the Center. Governor Asa Hutchinson addressed the large crowd of employees, students, local political officials, and business and community leaders. Governor Hutchinson praised COTO for "partnering with our high schools and partnering with our local industries."
- (August 10, 2015) COTO hosted Young Manufacturer's Academy August 3-7, 2015. Participants were introduced to the many facets of advanced manufacturing through various activities including a K'Nex project lead by a team of engineers from Kohler and a challenge to build the tallest tower out of various items such as straws, popcicle sticks, and alumium foil.
- (May 26, 2015) COTO recently recieved and installed new equipment for the CNC Machining and Fabrication program including a Lathe and Mill machine as well as an additional simulator.
- (April 15, 2015) The newest addition to COTO's fleet arrived on campus in April. The 2014 Kenworth 660 Studio Sleeper will be the prime mover for COTO's custom built 53' mobile truck-driving trailer which will be used in the Truck Driver Training program. The trailer will house four state-of-the-art mobile truck driving simulators, an instructor station, and a 20' pop-out classroom. Students that successfully complete the 4-week Truck Driver Training program will be awarded the CDL.
- (April 4, 2015) Spring 2015 Wiring Methods course
- (November 19, 2014) Renovations have begun on the new Center for Applied Sciences Technology (CAST) building. Applied Sciences, 3D Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Mechatronics, including Industrial Robotics and Machining and Fabrication, will be held in this new facility. The grand opening for the building is scheduled for August 2015.
- (August 11, 2014) COTO hosted the Young Manufacturers Academy August 4-8, 2014. Participants learned about numerous topics including how manufacturing has changed in the 21st century, about high-tech industries, how next generation manufacturing offers exciting career opportunities for young men and women, about career and educational pathways directly from industry and education partners, and what kind of skills they'll need to prepare for a career in advanced manufacturing. Additionally, participants made and designed products, watched computer software and technology like 3D printers, visited local businesses to see first-hand what today's manufacturing workplace is all about, and practiced new job skills at the end-of-program industry career fair and family event.
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