CTE Machine Tool Projects
Exciting things are always happening in shop class! As students delve into science, math, and English in their other courses, they have the opportunity to apply their knowledge in shop class. These subjects serve as crucial foundations when pursuing a trade. In shop class, students have the chance to construct amazing projects. We recently crafted bicycle charging pods for Van Buren's new electric vehicle charging station. Additionally, we fabricate and fix parts for the public works department. Presently, we are engaged in a memorial bleacher project. Keep an eye out for the final outcome! Here are a few snapshots of our recent projects and student personal projects in progress!
HVAC Class 1st Quarter
The first quarter is drawing to a close, and the students in Mr. Ouellette's HVAC class are making excellent progress. During this term, they've had the chance to dive into various HVAC topics. They explored the characteristics of liquid fuel and how it relates to storage tanks and piping, gaining hands-on experience in threading pipes with a power threading machine along with the installation of an oil storage tank. Additionally, the students expanded their knowledge by delving into the fundamentals of electricity, with a particular focus on safety components within heating systems. They've had the valuable opportunity to read schematics and practice their wiring skills. Keep up the excellent work, everyone!
Student of the Year 2021-2022
Eric LaPlante is a Machine Tool student at Van Buren Regional Technology Center