Dale Toney, Instructor of the Robotics, Automation, and Design Academy, RAD, at MTI was recently awarded a Grand Prize in The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation Teacher Innovator Awards. He will receive a five-day “Innovation Immersion Experience” at The Henry Ford in Dearborn, Michigan which will take place from July 28-August 2, 2018. The trip includes roundtrip airfare to Detroit, accommodations, select meals, behind-the-scenes tours with curators, and a recognition ceremony. Congratulations Dale! MRMA has provided an advisory committee for this program from the beginning. It is great to see this great instructor being recognized. This program is being moved to Belleview High School this coming fall. The new facility will be triple the size of the room at MTI. They will be accepting nearing 5 times the number of students than the program had at MTI and the program is going from a two year program to a four year program. This is just one of the efforts being made to build a better pipeline of future employees for your companies.