Thanks for the support EastCoastCB! The students will never forget the big green bus and what they are learning through it! We are still looking at generator options but partially because of the size of the compartments and the cost, we found two smaller ones to be cheaper. Do you have any suggestions?
We are a trade school and our students have utilized this as classroom projects in the development. Our graphic design students will be applying the wrap, welding students built the tables inside, the web design students are working on interactive activities for students to participate, the electrical trades students will be wiring and determining proper loads, the HVAC students will be plumbing the AC system, the automotive technology students will be working on the engine, construction trades students will be working on table tops, and the list goes on. This has be an opportunity for students to get some unique hands-on training that they can add to their portfolio. Since the beginning of this project, we understood the importance of building this project in house and avoiding over priced outsourcing and also building a skill set in our students. We live by Aristotle quote, "What we have to learn to do, we learn by doing."
Our students will go on to be successful with the skills they have gained through their training and we are proud of our students and their success stories!
You should see our engine build team! Five students took a 350 Chevy high performance engine from fully built, to completely tore down and back up in less than 20 min! Those students earned thousands of dollars in scholarships to continue their education and one student in particular WILL be on a NASCAR pit crew soon!
Nat, It's a little hard to go into an elementary classroom for us because we are a high school and adult training facility but this gives us an opportunity to visit schools in our area and around the state to raise awareness of the growing skills gap.
I'm sure we will have lots of pics to come!