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October 2021

Three Ways The Switch Lab Inspires Leadership

Three Ways The Switch Lab Inspires Leadership 1416 794 Peter van Gorder

Electric Vehicles are the future of automotive technical training

Switch Vehicles allows hands-on training with cutting-edge technology. Many STEM programs seek out our Electric Vehicle assembly kits throughout the United States. We see a surge of interest in EVs from many middle schools, high schools, vocational schools, Career Technical Educational facilities, and Engineering schools. Students are clamoring for the education a Switch Vehicles curriculum can provide.

But some people have yet to realize the benefits students get besides hands-on skill-building. Students learn other things when assembling a Switch Vehicle, and the most important takeaway is learning how to lead.

Leadership is a soft skill that students need to learn, and there are three ways The Switch Lab inspires leadership:

  1. Group Project Thinking. Teachers can say a lot of positive things for students who learn problem-solving skills in a team environment. If you put a group of students together, sometimes they are at a bit of a loss as to who should lead and follow. But when you put them on a task that they find engaging, leaders within that team will emerge.
  2. Break Down Barriers. Learning how to assemble electric vehicles helps students from all socio-economic levels gain knowledge to leverage their career options. Exposing students to cutting-edge technology helps them find gainful employment; they have a better chance to operate on a level playing field, career-wise.
  3. Learn How To Prioritize. When assembling an electric vehicle, students learn the step-by-step process of what to do and when to do it. Prioritization is a critical skill for anyone who needs to meet deadlines and get products to market in a timely fashion. Systems and processes are integral to the Switch Vehicles curriculum, and that experience benefits students as they move into the workforce.

To hear what educators have to say about building Switch Vehicles, check out this workshop we did in New Hampshire: 

Next month, we are excited to do a Switch Vehicles buildout at the SEMA show in Las Vegas, November 2 – 6, 2021. We will be staffing two booths at the show and staging demonstrations, Booths #1 and #2. Contact us today if you would like a front-row view of our Switch Vehicles at this major automotive industry event. We’d love to connect with you and share the excitement behind The Switch Lab.Our reusable EV Kit is ideal for students interested in renewable energy, advanced technology, or automobile design. The Switch Lab teaches students how to work with their hands, solve problems, learn about systems, and gain experience in cutting-edge automotive technology. To learn more about how Switch Vehicles can benefit your school, contact us today.