Inaugural Advanced Technology Academy

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!