MEXICO – Students in the heavy equipment repair and operation program at CiTi didn’t have to go far to put their skills to test during a recent hands-on activity.
The students were given the opportunity to tear down an old operations and maintenance building on CiTi’s Mexico campus, a perfect chance for the students to get time behind the wheel of excavation equipment and practice their safety protocol.
According to instructor John DeSantis, the program worked hand-in-hand with the operations and maintenance department to plan the demolition.
Once the necessary permits were given, the students begin the process of tearing the building down.
“The students have been doing a great job,” said DeSantis. “This gives the students who want to work the opportunity to get in the machines and get the experience.”
Once the building is fully demolished and hauled away, the area will be filled with gravel and eventually turned into an additional parking area.