"We are training their future technicians," he said, "We're giving them a jumpstart on what's going on."
Andrew Dodson - MLIVE
- May 3, 2010
The earlier the better. When will we see similar efforts to train for other advanced propulsion mechanisms? --Ed.
Bay-Arenac Career Center officials want their students to be on the cutting edge of green energy when it comes to their auto mechanic programs.
At Monday's Bay-Arenac ISD meeting, the board heard about the possibility of purchasing a hybrid vehicle to enhance the auto-mechanic training program.
"We need something to train these youngsters as hybrid vehicles become more popular and sellable," said Career Center Principal Mike Rivard.
The ISD is in its second year of its green energy grant, and has $75,000 to implement alternative energy programs this year. In its first year, the grant helped paid for wind turbines, solar energy training units and a wind training unit. Grant money was also used for professional development, with two building trades program instructors becoming green certified.
Rivard estimated the cost of a hybrid vehicle at... [Read More]