Posted: Tuesday, April 5, 2016
Chopper Landing Provides Aviation Education
Hubbell Lighting Sponsors Middle School Event
Students at Dr. Phinnize J. Fisher Middle School got an introduction to careers in aviation, engineering and the military that made quite an entrance.
A cobra helicopter co-piloted by the CEO of Hubbell Lighting, Kevin Poyck, landed on Fisher’s soccer field Tuesday morning. The chopper was on site during the school day for the entire student body to tour.
Hubbell Lighting partnered with the Celebrate Freedom Foundation (CFF) to bring its specialized Project SOaR™ educational outreach program to Fisher. As part of the program, students, faculty and staff had an opportunity to learn about the physics of flight, the operation of turbo-jet engines, composite materials and a host of other scientific disciplines.
Poyck said, "Skilled labor is a big part of our success and by sponsoring CFF's visit there's a good chance that we helped play a role in inspiring young minds to pursue careers in related fields one day. We take tremendous pride in our ability to influence the workforce of the future and, in this activity, foster patriotism. We had a great time participating in this fun event.”
Hubbell is a generous business partner to Greenville County Schools that provides Fisher Middle with regular mentors and hands on experiences.
“These experiences give them insight and behind-the-scenes peeks at what the jobs actually entail so they can say, ‘Hey, I’m good at math I could work at Hubbell Lighting instead of doing equations all day or I’m artistic I could design lights for Hubbell’,” said Matthew Critell, Program Director at Fisher Middle.