WATERLOO — Geater Machining & Manufacturing Co. has committed to a sponsorship deal with the Waterloo Career Center housed in Central Middle School.

The Independence company provides high-quality machined and fabricated parts to the aerospace, electronics and technology industries. Its support will enhance learning opportunities for high school students who pursue multiple career pathways offered at the center, including Advanced Manufacturing where students work with cutting-edge technology like high-level CADD programming, 3-D printers, CNC machinery, plasma cutters and welding components.

Geater is the latest of many local companies committing to career program partnerships with Waterloo Schools. Recently, Omega Cabinetry, University of Northern Iowa College of Education, John Deere Waterloo Operations and UnityPoint Health-Allen Hospital were announced as sponsors for the career center.