18th Annual Automotive Technology Transportation Show keeps growing as more students show interest in North Lawrence Career Center

BEDFORD – Bedford North Lawrence High School and the North Lawrence Career Center held the 18th Annual Automotive Technology Transportation Show Wednesday, to build interest in one of the many programs the Career Center can offer students.

Walking around the car show

“The idea started by inviting a couple of people to show off their builds and answer any questions our students may have and has grown each year into a full-blown car show that includes a variety of different vehicles,” said North Lawrence Career Center Automotive Technology Instructor Brad Grow. “With the continued growth, we had to look into more space to fit each attendee. I feared that we wouldn’t have enough room for today’s event with how many people reached out, but it turned out to be ok.”

Brad Grow

The show saw vehicles of different types which included tractors, motorcycles/dirt bikes, muscle cars, first responder vehicles, and a jaws of life demonstration by the Shawswick VFD.

Originally started for North Lawrence Community School students only but the event has expanded for every student involved with the career center, including Mitchell, Orleans, Shoals, Medora, and Brownstown, allowing them to learn together.

Looking at one of the trucks engines

“We want students to come out and learn about each vehicle during the day,” said Grow. “Any type of vehicle that we feel is a conversation piece and a learning opportunity is what we are looking for when it comes to this event. We want the students to ask questions, and this gives them that avenue to learn. There are no fees, no awards, just learning.”

The car show offered students the opportunity to see many different vehicles while also having vendors on-site to provide food, an extrication demonstration by the Shawswick Volunteer Fire Department, and a chance to see up close one of the SWAT vehicles of the Bedford Police Department.

About the Career Center

The mission of the North Lawrence Career Center is to prepare students for a lifetime of learning and earning by helping them to mature and develop skills and attitudes necessary for a meaningful and purposeful life.

They do this by playing a significant role in increasing the employability of area residents. Students benefit from the quality Career Center programs offered and the chance of an advanced career and technical education with dual college credits, certifications, and work-based learning opportunities.

The Career Center offers a multitude of different courses which include:

  • Agriculture
  • Arts, AV Tech, & Communication
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Health Careers
  • Human Services
  • Information Technology
  • and Trades and Industry

Learn more about the North Lawrence Career Center here.