Briggs & Stratton Corporation in Auburn, Alabama, has recently donated 20 new engines to the Agriculture Construction program at nearby Inspire Academy of Lafayette, Alabama. Each engine is valued at approximately $1400; the total value of the donation amounts to approximately $28,000 of equipment.
“The number of engines will allow all of the students in Academy’s Agriculture Construction courses to be able to work on an engine individually, rather than having to team up in pairs due to equipment shortages,” says Dr. Tyler Nelson, Inspire Academy’s principal.
In addition, he says, the donation of the newer engines will enable Inspire Academy students to gain practical hands-on experience on the most current small-engine technologies being utilized in the market today.
“The partnership outreach by Briggs & Stratton in coordination with Chambers County School District will afford the students at Inspire Academy great advantages in mastering their curriculum demands,” says Nelson. “This type of support from Briggs & Stratton helps our students achieve practical pathways to meaningful employment opportunities after graduation.”
Casey Chambley, Chambers County School District superintendent, adds: “These types of business partnerships for schools in the district allow for our students to learn exactly what the needs of industry employers look like.”
BRIGGS & STRATTON