Guam – A whole new world opened up to middle school students taking part in the GCC College Access Challenge Grant Program’s National Summer Transportation Institute today, as they learned about creating objects in 3-D in the GCC AutoCAD lab.
The three-week program exposes middle and high school students to the various fields within transportation, and allows them to gain hands-on experience and meet professionals in fields related to transportation.
The middle school NSTI program is ongoing and is funded by the Department of Transportation’s Federal Highways Administration through GovGuam’s Department of Public Works.
The high school session is funded by GCC’s College Access Challenge Grant Program and runs from June 30 – July 18.
For information, log onto the GCC web site at www.guamcc.edu.
[Michael Gumataotao, 12, a 7th grader at Untalan Middle School, applies what he learned in the textbook about creating objects in 3-D on the computer in GCC’s AutoCAD lab as part of the National Transportation Summer Institute sponsored by the GCC College Access Challenge Grant Program. GCC Civil Engineering Technology instructor John Zilian called Gumataotao’s enthusiasm, “a success in the making.” The institute introduces middle and high school students to careers in the transportation field.]