"They contacted us to see if we would do it," Blackfoot High School welding teacher Cleon Chapman said, "it looked really good for a project to meet our needs and to help the kids serve the community."Chapman
said the group is in need of service projects every year to help fulfill requirements for SkillsUSA
said this was a project which not only met their needs but also to help the students serve the community and the needs of the residents.
"I talked to these guys and (Chapman) said 'I've got a couple guys looking for projects and that would be a good community service,' and we were happy to be the recipient," Caldwell said.
and his class built the ramps for only the cost of materials which Caldwell said was a significant savings over similar orders.
said 18 students helped design and build the ramps which came in four pieces.The ramps were pinned together on sight on Tuesday after being delivered on Monday, the five students who helped install the ramps finished each off with some final welding.The class started working on the ramps in early November, but were stalled in completion due to testing and school vacations.Those who helped install the ramps on Tuesday were the officers of the SkillsUSA
program."We had a lot of kids cutting and welding and getting it done," Chapman