CBC Drafting & Design students went on a field trip to Corpus Christi to visit key companies in the Architecture Engineering and Construction Management (AECM) Industry.
The students got to visit three companies including Kiewit Offshore Services, Lamar Womack Architects (LWA) and Govind Development LLC. While visiting with Kiewit, the students received a tour of the “Lofting” Department, where the drafters and designers work. While there, current students were able to meet Mr. Gabino Mendoza, Mr. Michael Colombus, Mr. Olden Morgan, and Mr. Martin Botello, who are graduates from the Drafting & Design CBC program and currently work at Kiewit Offshore.
“When viewing these wonderful companies first-hand, it gives the students a better understanding of what goes on in the industry. We are very grateful to these companies that allow us to participate in this learning experience” said Jack Young, instructor of drafting and design. “This field trip will help to bolster the students’ enthusiasm as they will take back what they learned to the classroom. With all of their newly found knowledge, it is now time for the students to perform their work in the CBC Drafting & Design labs to complete the plans and drawings required for their classes at CBC.”
Field trips are an important part of education as it helps bridge the gap between learning the material and having hands-on experience. This trip helped students maintain their focus on their proposed career path and continue learning in a more engaging educational environment.