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  Jay Solomonson  2/12/2020 7:49:00 AM  

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Introductory TorchMate Workshop

The Facilitating Coordination in Agriculture Education (FCAE) is hosting a one-day workshop for teachers interested in learning more about TorchMate CNC plasma cutting system use. The focus on this workshop is developing and enhancing participants’ knowledge and skills related to TorchMate. An additional emphasis will also be placed on examining and incorporating teaching methods which increase student participation and engagement.

The workshop will be led by John Rasty, agriculture teacher at Sherrard HIgh School. Please contact Jay Solomonson at or (309) 798-6571 if you have any questions or need additional details.

This workshop is limited to 20 participants.  Please register early if you would like to guarantee a spot.

WHERE:  Sherrard High School, 4701 176th Ave, Sherrard, IL 61281

WHEN:  Saturday, April 25, 2020; 9:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

•Torchmate system evaluation
•Setting up a Torchmate system
•Torchmate system operations and maintenance
•Torchmate CAD software basics and functions*
•Torchmate CAD software usage and project design
•Project design
•Project file management
•Project cutting and finishing
•Teaching and learning ideas

*Please bring a laptop to install the CAD software AND a MOUSE.

You can download the software prior to the workshop by following the instructions on the following link.  If you do not already have a version you use, you will want to download the "CAD 9 EDU Student Software."

•Free to Illinois Agriculture Teachers AND College Ag Ed Students! 
•Lunch and snacks are provided
•6 CPDU’s Offered!

Please register at the following link.  Remember, space is limited for this FREE professional development.


Jay Solomonson
Facilitating Coordination in Ag Education (FCAE)
Phone: 309-863-5091 Cell: 309-798-6571
Address: 1601 52nd Ave #8, Moline, IL 61265
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