Tall Tunnel and Mobile Food Cart Support Education | New

An elevated tunnel, or hoop house, is currently being built at the Sheyenne Valley Region Career and Technology Center (SVCTC). Like many projects at the center, this project is supervised by instructors and committee members of the SVCTC, but the work is carried out by students from various classes. For example, the initial design work for the drainage tile was done by students from the architecture course. While the foundation was poured by students of the construction class.

“Projects like the Hoop House allow students to gain real-world experience by developing the skills necessary for a practical career,” said Derrick Bopp, Director of SVCTC. “Students go through an engineering design process in which they identify the needs and constraints of a project, study the problem, imagine possible solutions, develop a plan, create a prototype, test their designs and make the necessary improvements. Our program allows students to have this hands-on learning without simply being given a design plan to follow or a kit to assemble. »