On June 4, 2019, the ASmartPlace team visited Woody Anderson Ford where the car dealership partnered with both Ford Motor Company and Calhoun Community College to host their first-ever Advanced Technology Academy for rising 7th, 8th, & 9th grade students. At no cost, students learned about combustion engines, running diagnostics, building engine models, career tech training, and options for college. Talk about hands-on experience for students interested in pursuing a career in the skilled trades! A field trip to the U.S. Space & Rocket Center completed the 3-day program. Plans are already underway for another event next year!