New Sculpture at EWCTC

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The entrance to the Eastern Westmoreland Career and Technology has been updated as two signs now welcome students and guests. The towering sculpture (to the left) was unveiled on Tuesday, September 21, 2011 with students and faculty surrounded in anticipation. The sculpture represents countless hours of work from students, staff and community volunteers as it was constructed predominately by the center’s welding class. Programs including Mechatronics, Machine Tool, Digital Media and Graphic Communications all made significant contributions the design and development over the past 18 months.  

As evident by the picture, the main structure of the sculpture is a 6 x 6 x 6 stainless steel cube mounted on its axis by an extra strong carbon steel pipe.  Each of the structure’s six faces is made of a 6 foot x 6 foot sheet of 5/8″ 304 stainless steel and is held together by bolted stainless steel brackets made by the Machine Tool Program.  The letters “EWCTC” protrude from each face and are lined with blue LED strip lights powered by 4 – 15 watt solar panels.