Recently, Earl R. Martin, Inc. had the privilege of allowing students from Garden Spot High and Hinkletown Mennonite schools to visit our facility.
Teachers from both schools began leading discussions on careers, and many students expressed an interest in the mechanical field. Soon after, field trips were set up that lead them to our Repair shop. During the visit, students were able to witness different types of engine repairs, truck builds, and overall general maintenance responsibilities. Students were impressed at the amount of computer technology involved with today’s engines and were surprised to hear that it takes a lot more than just turning a wrench to make an engine work.
Jim Conley, ERM Service Manager, encouraged students to work hard in school, stating that a strong understanding of mathematics, reading comprehension, science, and problem solving are the key characteristics of a good mechanic.
Operations Manager, Fred Good, is also a strong supporter of the mechanical trades and spent much of his time discussing the Career Technology classes that are available to students through their school districts, as well as various Trade Schools they may attend after graduation.
ERM, Inc. would like to wish each of these students the best of luck in their future endeavors. Also, we would like to thank Gail Fitzgerald & Jill Hackman (Garden Spot) and Dawn Landis & Michael Sable (Hinkletown Mennonite) for allowing us to be a part of this fulfilling educational experience.