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South High Tech Ed and Academy of Finance Students Partner on Improvement Project

IN PHOTO, LEFT: Stephanie Edwards, Kelly Carson, Brittany Funk, Lizeth Hernandez, Jennifer Bezerra, Joe Bender, Nick Ziolowski, Casey Carpenter, Susie Zindel; RIGHT - Jake Carder, Nick Gross, John Williams, Greg Hall, Kenny Feigly, Alex Sagi, Mike Guerrero

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South High Tech Ed and Academy of Finance Students Partner on Improvement Project

HAGERSTOWN, MD- Students in the Technology Education and Youth Apprenticeship program and the Academy of Finance/Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) at South Hagerstown High School recently partnered on a project to improve the learning environment for Business Education students at South High.
Recognizing that the keyboard drawers in two of the Business Education classrooms were in need of repair, the International Finance class conducted a feasibility study of repairing the existing the drawers or replacing the drawers with new ones. The class determined that replacement was the best option, and then gathered information from local supply companies and reviewed supply catalogs for the cost of purchasing and installing new drawers. The local Technology Education program was asked to submit a bid.
The International Finance class reviewed and analyzed prices, noting that the estimated cost of the project if done by local supply companies ranged from $1,500 to $5,000. The Technology Education class submitted a bid for $237.64, creating in-house savings of up to $4,000. The partnership resulted in fifty new wooden keyboard drawers, produced by the Technology Education class, with quality control by instructor Brian Ferrari.
The Washington County Academy of Finance provides a model academic program, which focuses on a concentrated study of the financial services industry. The objective of the academy is to orient students to expanding businesses and financial institutions and to prepare students for career opportunities in both fields.

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