There are all kinds of partnerships with schools where the students are given the chance to get real-world experience and produce products that can be donated or sold for a profit to benefit educational programming.
Some Indiana high school students that have been working to refurbish a pontoon boat have finished and recently revealed the final result with pride. The students have finished one boat and they have another one waiting in the wings.
The Associated Press reports that “The students learned vocational skills, experienced facets of owning and running a business and learned about the importance of recycling.”
No matter where they go in life, these students will take with them that technical knowledge and they feeling of accomplishment.
Boat making is a skill and profession that many people no longer have exposure to in out modern times. There was a time when more people were aware of what it takes to construct a boat and how a boat operates, even if they did not make boats themselves. Having some background on what goes into making a boat can increase appreciation of travelling by boat. And it can also come in handy should you need to repair or buy a boat.