The Institute of Advanced Manufacturing and Mechatronics at Central High is for students that are interested in the field of manufacturing. Beginning in their freshman year, the institute prepares students with the 21st century skills needed to fill these positions. The institute has partnered with many manufacturers in the Chattanooga area to enhance students’ learning experiences and to bring real world issues and workplace situations into the classroom. These manufacturers include Gestamp, Volkswagen, Tn. Rand, Automation IG, Southern Champion Tray and others. Gestamp has even provided a Fanuc robot for our classroom, giving students an opportunity to receive an Industry Certification in Fanuc Robot Programming.