Elsie Allen High School has a new PlasmaCAM computer-automated cutting system thanks to a slew of donations from the community.
American AgCredit gave the final $10,000 to allow school officials to buy the $20,000 piece of equipment, according to Elsie ag treacher, Grant Ermis. Other donors include: Willie Tamayo, Gail Dutton, Ed Peterson, Mike Lopez, The West Jamison Fund, Bob Higham, Brian Bartlett and the Elsie Allen High School Agriculture Boosters.
The entire system includes a cutting table, computer-aided design software and a new plasma torch.
The whole system will allow Elsie students in the ag mechanics program to learn computer-aided design as well as experience with applying computer technology to learned fabrication techniques, according to Ermis.