CTE students participate in electric cart race.

October 29, 2014
The first driver was Andy Smolinski, the second TeeJay Chaffee.  CTE Mechatronics Instructor Matt Scott is on the right.

The first driver was Andy Smolinski, the second TeeJay Chaffee.  CTE Mechatronics Instructor Matt Scott is on the right.

VICTORY TWP. — Students from West Shore Career and Technical Education’s automotive, mechatronics, and welding classes competed in an electric cart race at Grattan Raceway in Belding.  This race was different than previous events, as Grattan is a road course.  The two electric carts had to be modified to successfully maneuver the course and the changes implemented were effective.  “It is a great way to apply what we have discussed in the classroom and put it to the test,” mechatronics instructor Matt Scott said.  “The combined effort of the three classes is an excellent example of how to work in a cooperative environment in industry.”  The carts are built and driven by the students, and placed First and Second at this first time attended race.  Instructors and students alike look forward to more races to come this school year.

 

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