DCTC Helps in Coronavirus Fight

DeKalb County Technology Center’s Engineering Technologies Instructor Mr. Tim Turner for the last three weeks has been producing face shields with DCTC’s 3D printers and Glowforge 3D laser printer purchased last Fall with career tech funds to combat the shortage of medical supplies during the Coronavirus 19 outbreak.

Turner can produce two complete face shields every seven hours and this past week DCTC donated 17 complete face shields to DeKalb Regional Medical Center with more on the way.  Mr. Turner isn’t the only DCTC instructor assisting with the effort, Medical Science Instructor Mrs. Paula Carroll donated extra supplies to Encore Rehabilitation at DeKalb Regional Medical Center last week.  Jonathan Phillips Career Tech Supervisor stated

We are excited to give back to the community during these uncertain times. I’m thankful for Mr. Turner’s willingness to work long hours to make this possible and the support of Superintendent Dr. Jason Barnett. Career Tech Education has an element of teaching our students the importance of giving back to the community. I excited we can help the healthcare professionals who are on the front lines everyday battling this awful virus.