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Enough Shop Talk...Lets Go Build Something!

Industrial Technology Program

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In 2015, I began teaching Industrial Technology at Central Lyon. First things first, I would like to give you some background on myself. I was raised on a farm in small town Nebraska (Go Huskers!) and pursued a college career in Lincoln, NE earning an Associates Degree in Building Construction and then a Bachelors in . . .

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NEW CNC Router!

We have currently finished setting up our new Inventables CNC router! A CNC router gives the kids the capability to engrave personal drawings on their wood projects in the shop. The kids will draw their design on the computer and then . . .

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Mr. Ackerman and Mr. Engel at the front door of the completed tiny house.

Tiny House Custom Built

The 2018 tiny house on wheels was custom built with a purchase contract in place before the end of construction. Instructor Grant Engel supervises an advanced construction class, who builds one tiny home each school year. The first was sold . . .

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School Zone

Through hands-on programs and advancements in technology, Central Lyon students are learning in unique ways. KDLT’s Simon Floss interviewed Science Instructor Rochelle Ebel, Industrial Technology Instructor Grant Engle, along . . .

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Students Tour High-End Homes in Sioux Falls

Recently, students from the Central Lyon Industrial Technology building trades class had the opportunity to tour some high quality homes in Sioux Falls. While getting experience with building the tiny house, students wanted exposure . . .

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Tiny House

    Based off my personal experience in the industry, I’ve seen the skilled workforce start to dwindle as older generations enter retirement and new, young workers enter the force.  I firmly believe that it is . . .

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Sandboxes for Head Start

What kid doesn’t like playing in the sand? It’s doubtful a young child wouldn’t enjoy that kind of fun activity so that’s why the Head Start Program in Rock Rapids took action and reached out to the Central Lyon . . .

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The Central Lyon Community School District offers career and technical programs in the following areas of study: Business Education, Family & Consumer Sciences Education, Industrial Arts Education and Vocation Agriculture Education. It is the policy of the Central Lyon Community School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age (for employment), marital status (for programs), sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status (for programs) in its educational programs and its employment practices. Inquiries or grievances may be directed to the Superintendent, Central Lyon CSD, 1010 S. Greene St., Rock Rapids, IA 51246, (712) 472-2664, superintendent@centrallyon.org. Please see District Board Policies for additional information on grievance procedures.