$1.2 million Fab Lab coming to Jackson Co.

Updated: Apr. 10, 2017 at 1:13 PM CDT
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VANCLEAVE, MS (WLOX) - Students in Jackson County will soon have access to a new learning resource in Vancleave.

The Jackson County School District is partnering with Chevron and the Fab Foundation to build a $1.2 million fabrication laboratory. The project is expected to be complete by the end of the year.

Plans and renderings for the project were unveiled Monday morning during a check presentation ceremony at Vancleave High School.

The Fab Lab will include a variety of high-tech tools for education, including a laser cutter that makes 2D and 3D structures.

Jackson County School District Superintendent Dr. Barry Amacker said the Fab Lab and a mobile unit will be available to students and to the community.

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