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BGCFW: Project Blueprint Update: 3/30/2023

This week’s Project Blueprint training took the club kids on a trip to the Sheet Metal Workers Local 20 training center. Volunteers Greyson Mishler, Kody Grant and Bailey Odier gave the kids a tour of the facility and then demonstrated how designs are created with their AutoCAD system, and used the design to make the parts of a handy tool tray. Following the design instructions, the kids used┬á drills, hammers and other tools to assemble the trays. Our club members learned so much from this experience and had a great time working with the volunteers. A huge thank you to Darryl Esterline and the Sheet Metal Workers Local 20 for your committed partnership to teaching our youth about the trades.

BGCFW: Project Blueprint Update: January 25, 2023

´╗┐Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 166

Project Blueprint resumed with a visit from LeVar Brewer of UA Local 166 Plumbers and Steamfitters. Kids cut, sweat and soldered pipe. They broke into groups for the exercise and each child had the opportunity to complete the three steps of the project. They also learned about the sizing of various copper pipes and the names of some plumbing tools.

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2609 Fairfield Avenue

Fort Wayne, IN 46807

Phone: (260) 744-0998

FWCS and Ford Next Generation Learning

Fort Wayne Community Schools recently held a planning session with Ford Next Generation Learning. The focus of the collaboration is to create a new learning path to prepare students for careers, life-long learning and leadership.

NEICA’s Mike Avila, Tom Case, Kent Prosser and Darryl Esterline attended the session. NEICA is excited to see where our program can work in partnership with this new venture.

Visit the Ford Next Generation Learning website to learn more. https://fordngl.com/

Ford NGL: Helping communities prepare future scientists, inventors, public servants and entrepreneurs.

Kent Prosser leads team building session to victory!