Women in Automotive day returns to CCISD

Daily Mining Gazette file photo A group of female students received hands-on experience with tire balancing at the 2015 Non-Traditional Auto Tech Career Day.

HANCOCK — The Copper Country Intermediate School District’s Auto Tech Non-Traditional Automotive Technology Career Day is returning for again this November. The non-traditional career day is open only female high school students, and is intended to encourage female students to consider automotive technology as a career. This year’s event will be conducted in the same manner as in the two previous years.

The all-day event will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 21, starting at 9 a.m. with arrival and check-in at the Career Tech Center, located 110 E. Quincy Street in Hancock.

From 9:15 to 9:45 a.m., there will be the Introduction to CTE Automotive Technology Program and Safety Orientation, conducted by Auto Tech instructor, Dave Narhi. There will also be a short video, “Women in the Automotive Industry.

From 9:45 to 10:15 a.m., students will be given a full tour of the Auto Tech Lab.

As with last year’s event, there will be five stations. From 10:15 to Noon, students will be assigned to groups 1 through 5, and begin project rotations.

Attending female students will locate their assigned station number and begin rotation through each auto lab project. Allotted time for each session is 30 minutes. The stations’ activities are: 1) wheel alignment, 2) tire machine and balance, 3) tire pressure and changing a flat tire, 4) set a hoist and 5) using a torch.

Noon to 12:30 p.m. will be lunch. From 12:30-1:30 p.m., students will complete their rotations, and from 1:30 to 2 p.m., students will complete a brief survey. There will be door prizes, and then the wrap-up.

The event is open to females throughout the CCISD grades 10 and 11.