RUTLAND - Students from Stafford Technical Center have "wrapped"
a Toyata Prius donated to the school by Green Mountain
Power. The students in Stafford's Digital Arts Program created
the design, and the "wrap" was installed by the students in their
Auto Refinishing & Collision Program with the assistance of
Awesome Graphics of Rutland.
On Monday, June 10, Mary Powell, president and CEO of Green
Mountain Power visited Stafford to celebrate the completion of the
project and participate in a photo session with the students and
the Toyota Prius.
Green Mountain Power donated the 2007 Toyata Prius to the school
in the fall of 2012 for the use of students in the Automotive and
Electrical/Plumbing programs as they learn about renewable energy,
hybrid vehicles and related industries and technologies.
GMP also donated a solar car charging station, which will be
used by the students as they learn how to return energy to grid and
supply energy to local projects. The students assembled the
solar array, and electronic components at the school. The
Solar array generates enough electricity on average to provide a
full charge to the Plug-in Hybrid each day on average.
"The success of our local and regional economy is dependent upon
a skilled and well educated workforce, one that is flexible to the
changing technological needs of employers. Green Mountain
Power is modeling a relationship with Stafford Technical Center
that proactively fosters mentorship opportunities for students and
shares resources and talent with instructors. We are
fortunate to have a partnership with Green Mountain Power," said
Lyle Jepson, director of Stafford Technical Center.