Advanced manufacturing

Blueprints of CATE Expansion at Summerville High School

Blueprints of CATE Expansion at Summerville High School

Students create scissor lifts with a mentor

Students create scissor lifts with a mentor

Leaders from the manufacturing industry and economic development have issued an SOS for skilled laborers in the Lowcountry region. Dorchester School District Two is ready to answer the call!

In collaboration with leaders from many facets of the Lowcountry, the district has implemented an Advanced Manufacturing Program to include Mechatronics. In its second year, the program now boasts two instructors and over two hundred students. Our goals through this program are to prepare our students for well-paying jobs, support existing industries, play a key role in the recruitment of new industry, and build a pipeline of talented local workers able to fill the existing and forecasted labor shortage.

Leadership partners helping to equip the program include Bosch, ECPI University, Volvo and the State Department of Education.


sports medicine

Students learn to tape an ankle

Students learn to tape an ankle

Uniting Academics and Athletics -- Gifts in honor of Coach McKissick’s retirement were used to expand and update the Sports Medicine program at Summerville High School. The program offers an opportunity for students to study athletic training and ultimately serve as student trainers. Many go on to pursue careers in the healthcare field. Plans include increasing student capacity and a new lab/athletic training room with state-of-the-art equipment to be used for teaching as well as training and rehabilitation of student athletes.