Central California FabLab at CTEC
Name: Central California FabLab at CTEC
Address: 1320 N Mariposa Street
Capability: Vinyl cutting
Description: The Career Technical Education Charter High School is facilitated by the Fresno County Superintendent of Schools. Our two pathways are Commercial Constructions and Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering. Our curriculum is fully integrated and allows for students to not only succeed in completing high school, but offers the opportunity for them to complete most or all of an Associate’s Degree through our partnership with Fresno City College. Our goal is to bring our educational model to the community at large through the lens of the FabLab model and charter. Our hope is that as students move through our program, they connect to the FabLab community at large and take the practices and procedures with them to broaden their outlook and experience.
The Central Valley of California is an Agricultural hub and has a recent push for manufacturing and fabrication. With this new focus on technology in industry, it is imperative to include instruction relevant to that at the high school level. Our aim is to serve as that conduit and connect with the industry and follow the trends so that students are prepared to fill the needs of our community.
This fablab was formerly at a different location. We are in a transition as we build our facilities and acquire machines. We will be fully operational in August of 2018.
Activity status: planned