MEXICO – Collaboration was key recently at the Center for Instruction, Technology and Innovation, as three Career and Technical Education programs worked together to repair a vehicle intended for student use.
Since the beginning of the school year, the Auto Body Repair and Auto Technology programs at CiTi have been diligently working to bring life back into a rundown car, with the intent of transforming the vehicle into a replica police car.
The vehicle was first sent to the Auto Body Repair program, where students removed dents and repaired a hole in the roof of the car.
Then led by Instructor Rich Rainville, the class painted the vehicle with a police design.
The Auto Technology program then inspected the vehicle for any potential mechanical issues.
The class ran a bevy of tests on the vehicle, including a battery test to identify how strong a charge the car had.
Once the car is completely up and running, which is expected to be done by early spring, it will be turned over to the Public Safety & Justice program, which will utilize it for mock traffic stops.
“I definitely think the class will benefit,” said student Chance Hagler. “It’s something we’ve never had before.”
*Written by New Vision student Emily Catania