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Native American Program Spotlight: Niagara Wheatfield

We featured this MBK Native American Program spotlight in our October 2018 newsletter

In partnership with Tuscarora Nation and SMART Choices, Niagara Wheatfield Central School District provided a program over the summer for young male students of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy.

As part of the MBKNAP 2018 Summer Program, General Motors Components Holdings (GMCH) welcomed 12 young men of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy to tour the plant in Lockport, NY. At the plant, the students learned to operate power tools and wore protective gear used by construction workers, allowing the students to learn the proper safety procedures for this line of work.

The MBKNAP 2018 Summer Program also provided students with opportunities to design and build programmable robots. During their visit to the Lockport GMCH plant, students had the opportunity to see real robotics being manufactured.

Learn more about the MBK Native American Program