Poquessing Middle's Production Technology program is comprised of the areas of Manufacturing, Construction and Materials. All students learn how products and structures are made. Students develop systems to produce these products. Structures are designed, built and tested using the Design Process.
Seventh and eighth graders generally take this course for one marking period, every other day. They learn about the resources of Production Technology such as materials, information, tools/machines and energy. They are taught about how materials are formed and processed. They learn about manufacturing techniques such as mass production, automation, robotics, flexible manufacturing and more.
Students also design and build a project. Safety is emphasized above all and proper safety equipment and procedures are used at all times. Students get hands-on experience with both hand and power tools in the production of a variety of products/projects.
There are also elective courses in Production Technology at the high school level. All of the above are excellent courses for both male and female students who are interested in pursuing a career in manufacturing or construction or simply have an interest in home repair or a hobby.