Hot Rod Demonstration to Encourage Interest in STEM


(WBRE/WYOU-TV)     Gentlemen, start your engines. 

 A hot rod demo was held for at the Career Technology Center of Lackawanna County in Scranton on Tuesday.  It was part of the STEM initiative. The automotive/collision repair students learned how important science, technology, engineering, and math is to bring a vehicle from blueprint to assembly.

 The hope is the students will be encouraged to continue their education into the automotive industry.

  “We have a massive shortage in the transportation industry, the average age of a technician is in their mid-50’s in the current economy so we’re trying to get young adults at the high school level more interested in becoming a professional technician,” Noted Sean Sammon, Regional Admissions Director

  “Today they explained to us about the school, the college, some things they do there, and they brought in this car here pretty cool they showed us and told us how it works, ” Added David Uhran.

 The hot rod demo was held for students in both morning and afternoon programs.

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