Sen. Schmidt tours ‘Fab Lab’ demonstration at Capitol

LANSING, Mich. – State Sen. Wayne Schmidt, R-Traverse City, visited with Jeff Gardner and staff from North Central Community College and Northern Lakes Economic Alliance during an event at the state Capitol on Wednesday to promote the groups’ Fab Lab initiative. Fab Lab is a state-of-the-art mobile training classroom designed to help prepare students for high-tech computer numerical controlled (CNC) machining careers.

The mobile lab is a 44-foot self-contained classroom that expands to offer students 430 square feet of space to utilize its CNC training equipment.

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Editor’s Note: Video of Sen. Schmidt touring the Fab Lab is available here: youtu.be/9Sq7uwvVxRY.