Excellent Engineering Experience

Excellent Engineering Experience

High school students in technology education teacher James Connell’s college computer aided drafting course had the opportunity to intern this year at local company MEP Engineering, a firm that specializes in the three major engineering fields of mechanical, electrical and plumbing.

Staff members from MEP visited the school in September to discuss the opportunity, and several of the CAD students signed on for the experience. The apprenticeship was offered to numerous schools, and less than a dozen students were ultimately selected. In order to gain a spot, each student had to be interviewed by head engineer German Chaikin. Once accepted, the apprentices went through basic CAD training and various exercises on how to perform everyday jobs at MEP.

“The apprenticeship provided experience for students interested in becoming engineers,” said Connell. “There are many different aspects of being an engineer and my students had the opportunity to discover most of them at MEP.”