Students from Bramalea’s Truck and Coach Technology program graduating class travelled to Allentown, Pennsylvania, to visit the Mack Truck facilities, from Oct. 29 to 31, 2013. All expenses were paid by Mack Trucks Inc. including luxury travel coach, deluxe accommodations, meals, and promotional apparel/materials.
Students were involved in experiential learning including tours of the Mack Truck assembly plant, the Mack Customer Care Centre, the Mack Truck Historical Museum, and the Mack test track. The staff and students returned home to complete follow-up assignments and a quiz related to the Reach Ahead experience - with the highest achieving student receiving a sport coat courtesy of Mack Trucks.
This is the first time that any high school students have had the privilege of visiting the Mack Truck facility. The Truck and Coach program offered at Bramalea complements the school’s existing SHSM program in transportation. The program prepares students for entry into post-secondary programs, or a career in the transportation industry upon graduation. Students in the program will complete all requirements of the Ontario Secondary School Diploma, while taking courses focused on various aspects of the transportation industry. Events such as this, support and enhance the delivery of the curriculum for all students enrolled in a Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) program.
The Truck and Coach program is one of the many Regional programs offered at various locations by the Peel District School Board. For more information about the programs, including locations and descriptions, visit www.peelschools.org/parents/programs.
View Bramalea's Truck and Coach program video.