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The Shop Rat Foundation and the Ella Sharp Museum invite you to join us for the “Hold Your Horses” Kentucky Derby Viewing Party and Fundraising Event. The event will be on Saturday, May 7, 2016. Please click on the photo for details and registration.

The Shop Rat Foundation is a 501 c 3 non-profit organization with a mission to ignite interest in manufacturing careers among our nation’s youth, through development of innovative educational tools, curriculum and outreach programs and in partnerships with ¬†…. more

Are you proud to be a Shop Rat? Become a part of the movement by getting “official” with us. We are offering an opportunity to past and current Shop Rat Education Program students, as well as manufacturing professionals to become an Official Shop Rat….. more


Since 2004, the Shop Rat Foundation has been providing unique, project-based learning opportunities to Jackson County youth, in an effort to create awareness of career pathways within the skilled trades and manufacturing industry. Since 2004, the Shop Rat Education Program has expanded program offerings to 5 counties in Michigan and continues to grow both regionally and nationally. The Shop Rat Education Program serves over 3,000 youth enrolled in grades 6-12 annually through exposure, exploration and preparatory programs. Students participate in projects related to construction, engineering, machining, welding and facets of modern manufacturing, such as mechatronics and additive manufacturing…. more

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