Fort Vancouver HS welding students help out at Pearson center

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Students from Fort Vancouver High School’s welding and fabrication program spent some time last month putting their STEM and labor skills to use by installing aircraft tie down anchors for the Pearson Field Education Center’s aircraft. The group fabricated the custom steel anchor points to be installed on the concrete driveway so the museum could have a safe place to store display aircraft without having to worry about the occasionally treacherous winds of the Pacific Northwest.

“The welding and fabrication program has a strong focus on community service and learning via real world projects” said David Richards, instructor for the program. “The unique partnership the program has forged with Pearson’s Field Education Center allows students to apply the skills they learned in the classroom to community service that helps the PFEC with their service oriented efforts.”