Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Garrett Academy students present Mayor with Adirondack chair

Garrett Academy students present Mayor with Adirondack chairStudents from Garrett Academy of Technology’s Carpentry and Metal Fabrication Class presented an Adirondack chair they crafted from Heart Pine to North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey. The wood, donated by the Sustainability Warehouse (a 501(c)3 nonprofit), was reclaimed from Cross Seed Company facility after its closure. The students will sell the Adirondack chairs in order to raise money to participate in the Skills USA Competition on entrepreneurship.

The Skills USA Competition is a team event testing students' knowledge in starting their own businesses by developing business plans that identify needed products or services in a local market. Emphasis is placed on financial planning and practicality of product/service. Teams give oral presentations based upon their written plans and the team must successfully answer questions by a team of judges in response to typical problem encountered by entrepreneurs during their first year of business.

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