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Albany Technical College Drafting Student Wins Design Competition

February 8, 2012 - An Albany Technical College drafting student will be recognized on Thursday, February 9, 2012, at 10am in the drafting technology lab on campus as the winner of a design competition recently held through an internship with ASM Sheet Metal, Inc.

Last year, Vince Dettore, VP of Marketing and Product Development for ASM Sheet Metal, Inc. and Drawdy Outdoor Brands met with Chinelo Ochie, chairperson for the drafting program at Albany Technical College, to begin an internship for students. At the same time, there was a discussion to hold a design contest with drafting students for a product ASM Sheet Metal, Inc. needed designed. The product was a deer feeder. Dettore presented specs and design requirements to the participating students.

“The winning design was based on functionality, structural integrity, durability and cost effectiveness,” said Dettore. “This winner actually delivered a design that was surprisingly different than any other designs submitted by drafting students. Sheet Metal continues to test and analyze the winning designs to determine the marketability,” added Dettore.

“At Albany Technical College, we are continually adapting our curriculum to industry standard in order to provide a customized education for employers,” said Ochie. “We are constantly looking for businesses and industries to provide internship opportunities to allow our students to gain hands-on experience,” added Ochie.

Currently, two drafting students serve as interns for ASM Sheet Metal, Inc. Dettore says the company is thoroughly pleased with the internship program with Albany Tech and the work of the interns.

The winning student recognized on Thursday will be presented with a $50 gift card from ASM Sheet Metal’s Vince Dettore.


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