Automotive Students Work on GM Engines - October 06, 2015

Record Number: 13210
Displayed from: Oct 06, 2015 , until: Dec 06, 2015

Students enrolled in the FWCS Career Academy at Anthis automotive program have an opportunity this year to work on engines donated by General Motors. GM donated 10 Ecotec 1.8L, DOHC, 16-valve, inline 4-cylinder engines with variable valve timing (VVT) commonly found in today’s GM passenger cars. The smaller size engines are designed to have the power of larger engines while being fuel efficient. Students in the Engine Fundamentals Class and the Engine Performance Class will be working on the engines throughout the year to better understand how they work.

“We appreciate the generosity of General Motors to provide our students with modern smaller engines to work on,” said Phil Rickard, automotive technology instructor. “It is our strong community partners like GM that give Career Academy students access to tools, equipment and other opportunities to become skilled workers ready for a career in the automotive industry.”

With nearly 30,000 students, Fort Wayne Community Schools is one of the largest school districts in Indiana. FWCS proudly allows families to choose any of its 50 schools through its successful school-choice program creating diversity in each school, including some with more than 75 languages spoken. FWCS offers seven magnet schools focusing on areas such as science and math, communication, fine arts or Montessori at the elementary and middle school level. In high school, students can choose from the prestigious International Baccalaureate program, Project Lead the Way or New Tech Academy as well as other rigorous academic and specialty training programs.