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Arc Madison Cortland shares talents creating STEM learning kits for schools


The Arc Madison Cortland is sharing its talents in creating STEM learning kits for schools.

STEM is Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Arc Madison Cortland assembles educational kits that include flash cards and other hands-on materials that focus on exploratory learning.

“This partnership gave us an opportunity to showcase our integrated business enterprise and demonstrate the vocational skills that individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities can bring to the world of manufacturing and education,” said Darin Pearo, Director of Facilities & Business Operations at The Arc Madison Cortland. “We are so proud to support and engage our individuals, alongside students of our community.”

Arc’s Alternatives Industry staff helped develop the materials. Sponsors such as GlobalFoundries, National Grid, NYSID and Regeneron have joined to supply more than 70 of these kits to schools in our area.

In addition to educational materials, Alternatives Industry offers comprehensive manufacturing for a variety of outlets, including food packaging, furniture fabrication, mechanical assembly, custom packaging, warehouse distribution, recycling, and much more.

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