Podcast 123: Educating for Careers Conference Wrap-Up
March 5, 2014 Leave a comment
Michael Mack, the founder of Electric Auto Shop, joined the podcast today to give us an update from the Educating for Careers Conference March 2-4 in Sacramento, California. The annual conference is a three-day professional development event surrounding career technical education (CTE). PODCAST: Listen here
This was the third year that Electric Auto Shop attended the event, bringing their Chassis Lab for display, a course designed for students to build a complete highway-legal electric car in 16-weeks. Big Thanks to Peter Oliver of Switch EVs for helping out. Mike was invited to give a presentation during the conference, which included a PowerPoint Presentation and special appearances from teachers who have taken part in implementing coursework from Electric Auto Shop.
Mike said the response from attendees at the show was excellent. Teachers, administrators and students stopped by the booth giving enthusiastic support for the hands-on classroom projects designed to get students excited about math and science. He added that all the interest was the type of thing that fueled his excitement.
“There’s over 150 hybrid-electric fueled vehicles now on the road, so there are more and more vehicles that are going to need service and technical people to support them in their careers,” said EAS founder Michael Mack. Hear more on our Podcast
Mike’s presentation described the steps necessary to introduce an alternate fuel vehicle curriculum into your school. He described the available curricula, its connection to STEM and career pathways, and how to get funding assistance. He showed samples (video, course objectives, exams) of the hands-on “lab” while displaying one of the vehicles used in our Electric Auto Shop program.
If you’re an educator in Southern California and want to see what Electric Auto Shop is all about, come meet us at ASCD 69th Annual Conference & Exhibit Show at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
- PODCAST: Listen here