The assignment for a mechatronics class of high school juniors and seniors taking a course at Cleveland State Community College (CSCC) was simple, but not easy; design and build an “amphibious vehicle” that operates on both road and water. And they turned to Correct Craft for help.
The company hosted the students at their Tennessee facility and also donated components such as steering, gauges, grab handles, dashes, lighting, seating, horn, audio, canvas, hardware and more to advance the team’s efforts.
Starting with a 14-foot fiberglass hull and deck, the students then attached a chassis, axles and drive system.
“These students are very bright and having the opportunity to take them to Correct Craft Tennessee’s highly innovative facility was something from which I know we all benefitted," said Chris Jones, advanced manufacturing technology instructor at CSCC. "This project of creating a vehicle that can operate in water and on land is unique and will challenge the students, but the time and resources donated by Correct Craft will help us accomplish it!”
Bill Yeargin, Correct Craft’s president and CEO stated, “Our team enjoyed having the CSCC students at our facility. We really enjoyed contributing to their educational project and we are looking forward to seeing the finished product!” Yeargin added, “Our culture of continuous improvement and ‘Making Life Better’ extends well beyond our own team and we are always happy to help students broaden their horizons.”