STEM Initiative: Trade and CAD Training for Youth & The Restoration of a B-25J Sandbar Mitchell

Press Release
November 17th, 2017

Media contact: Chris Small,

Parts Life, Inc. has taken on several opportunities that fit into the organizations STEM initiative, in order to reach the next generation of industry leaders. The Parts Life, Inc. team recently met with Patrick Mihalek at the Warbirds of Glory Museum in Brighton, MI. The museum was established to restore a B-25J back to its previous glory from the World War II period. Patrick Mihalek and the team at the Museum are mentors to over 30 youth from the area. Each student is interested in learning the trade skills it takes to build an aircraft. During their time together, the students learned skills such as measuring, shearing, and braking in addition to CAD and CNC applications. As part of the organizations' STEM Initiative, Parts Life Inc. has teamed up with the Warbirds of Glory Museum in an effort to continue educating the students. The goal is for the youth involved in the program to help make the Sandbar Mitchell fly, and ultimately to elevate their interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. The contribution made by Parts Life, Inc. ensures that the skills the students are learning continue to grow, and that they have the resources and training to do so.

To learn more about the Warbirds of Glory Museum, and find out how you can get involved, visit

Pictured above are some of the students working hands on to make the B-25J fly at the Warbirds of Glory Museum.

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