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SNC Lavalin Hosts HMJ AVID Students
12/14/2017
 Randy Smith, CAD administrator standards steward for SNC Lavalin, shows Horace Mann Junior AVID students (from left) David Arias, Anahi Moctezuma, Rebeca Flores, Faviola Gonzalez, Melanie Espinosa and Angela Bruno the results of a 3D laser scan during their first session.

 

Photos by Susan Passmore

 

Randy Smith, CAD administrator standards steward for SNC Lavalin, shows Horace Mann Junior AVID students (from left) David Arias, Anahi Moctezuma, Rebeca Flores, Faviola Gonzalez, Melanie Espinosa and Angela Bruno the results of a 3D laser scan during their first session.

 

SNC Lavalin Hosts HMJ AVID Students

 

By: Susan Passmore

 

Horace Mann Student looks though instrument
Craig Enderli, supervisor of SNC Lavalin’s survey department, shows Jaheim Fevrier, eighth-grade AVID student from Horace Mann Junior School, how a total station works at a recent demonstration at SNC Lavalin.

 

 

SNC Lavalin hosted 25 Horace Mann Junior School Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) students recently at one of their job sites. The company is a Partner-In-Education (PIE) with Horace Mann through the Baytown Chamber of Commerce. Horacio Trevino, safety coordinator, organized the field trip with Billie Baker, AVID coordinator, and Jackie Booker, HMJ counselor.

 

 

“SNC Lavalin has worked to create an ongoing partnership with education. Education’s vitality depends on the ability to more closely collaborate and accelerate a real ongoing partnership between education and business to close the widening skills gap. Too often the past educational school system focused on getting students into a traditional college, but in recent years, it has worked to create partnerships that help students identify the best pathway for them,” said Baker.

 

 

The day began with a presentation about safety in the workplace by Trevino. Students split into two groups to see how a total station, which measures distance, and a laser scanner work, or to view a 3D presentation, showing results of a laser scan demonstration when they first arrived.

 

 

Craig Enderli, supervisor of SNC Lavalin’s survey department, discussed education requirements, salaries, work ethic and various aspects of engineering. Students rotated through stations to see how a total station, which measures distance, and a laser scanner work. Enderli also explained about the importance of surveys.

 

 

“A survey touches all different parts of every kind of trade. If you’re going to build a house, you need a survey,” said Enderli. “We are industrial surveyors, and our main focus is oil and gas.”

 

 

Randy Smith, CAD administrator standards steward, showed students the results of the laser scan, explaining how to get clearer scans. Joseph Martin, Mike Love, Patrick Looney and Elizabeth Grimes also worked with students to help them understand more about engineering. They ended the field trip with a pizza lunch, and students returned to school to process the information they had learned.

 

“SNC Lavalin allowed Horace Mann Junior students the opportunity to gain knowledge, access, and community. The students were able to experience 3D modeling and laser scanning techniques. With SNC Lavalin’s continued support, we are sure to see greater patterns of success within the Goose Creek CISD educational community. Principal Erica Tran, HMJ administrators and staff, HMJ AVID students and I thank them for opening their doors and making our students aware of greater possibilities,” Baker said.

 

 


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