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Inland high school students learn about automotive, diesel careers at Rancho Cucamonga school

By in Press Enterprise on October 31, 2017

By Staff report Inland Empire high school students gathered Friday in high-tech labs at Universal Technical Institute’s Rancho Cucamonga campus for STEM-related activities, such as virtual welding, motor building, computer technology to work headlight boards, and perform alignments, as part of a career exploration event. (Courtesy photo)

High school students and teachers from across the Inland Empire took part in hands-on workshops Friday at Universal Technical Institute in Rancho Cucamonga for students interested in learning more about automotive and diesel careers.

Students from area schools, such as Rancho Cucamonga High School, in Rancho Cucamonga; Rialto High School, in Rialto; AB Miller High School, in Fontana; Corona High School, in Corona; Patriot High School, in Jurupa Valley; and Perris Lake High School, in Perris, took part in the event which included hands-on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) workshops.

Activities included virtual welding, motor building, computer technology to work headlight boards, and wheel alignments.

As part of the career day, the students got to see a private screening of career guide and television series Roadtrip Nation’s new documentary “Changing Gears,” which airs Nov. 5. The event, complete with Roadtrip Nation’s 1985 green RV with the motto on the side “Define Your Own Road in Life,” is aimed at helping students think about careers and is part of a tour that includes stops at UTI campuses nationwide.

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