Shop Rat Fall Classes

After School Programs Focused On Manufacturing

Build A Bright Future!

Registration is currently open for the Shop Rat Education Program's Introductory and Developing level classes in Lenawee County. These 15 week classes, held at the Lenawee TECH Center in Adrian, are open to students enrolled in grades 6-10 and provide an opportunity to explore construction, engineering, machining, welding and advanced manufacturing through participation in hands-on projects. Students will gain a greater awareness of career opportunities available within the manufacturing sector and develop an applicable skill set through these classes.

The Shop Rat Foundation, Inc.

The Shop Rat Foundation is a 501 c 3 nonprofit organization with a mission to ignite interest in manufacturing careers among youth through innovation and outreach. Founded in 2004, the Shop Rat Foundation serves over 3,000 youth in Jackson, Ingham and Lenawee Counties annually. All curriculum offered through the Shop Rat Foundation is hands-on and project-based, providing students with an opportunity to gain exposure to, explore and prepare for careers within the manufacturing industry.