The CNC (Computer Numerical Control) Router is an important piece of equipment in OSD’s Construction Technology Academy. Items are designed using computer software; then sent as instructions to the router to produce the item. However, when the former instructor left OSD, no other staff were trained on the use of this machine, and it has sat idle for several years.
FOSD was happy to fund 2 days of on-site training for OSD staff from the dormitory, maintenance, classroom and administration. The trainer installed a new surface on router platform, helped recalibrate the software, and instructed staff in both the design and production components. She also provided binders of instructions and reference materials. Multiple staff now have knowledge of the CNC router and the important role it plays in preparing students for future careers in the field of construction technology. Here are some of the items produced by staff after just 2 days: