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GA 411 | Practicing Lean in High School with David Tuttle

By Jessica Bush Updated on February 17th, 2022

This week’s guest is David Tuttle. David is the head of Precision Machining Technology at Platt Technical High School, and he explained how the program works and how it can be life-changing for students. An MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here.

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • The quote that David likes (3:01)
  • David’s background (3:26)
  • The program at Platt Tech (4:53)
  • Why there aren’t more programs like it (11:12)
  • How the pandemic affected the program (13:15)
  • How workplace development is changing (16:58)
  • Advice for building lean into the curriculum (18:22)
  • David’s plans for the future (19:45)

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