Inspire Academy Principal, Dr. Tyler Nelson is pleased to share that Briggs and Stratton Corporation out of Auburn has recently made a generous donation of 20 new engines to the school’s Agriculture Construction program. Each of the engines individually is valued at approximately $1,400.00 apiece. The total value of the donation amounts to approximately $28,000.00 of equipment to Inspire Academy. The number of engines will allow for all of the students in the Agriculture Construction courses to be able to work on an engine individually rather than having to team up in pairs due to equipment shortages.
The donation of the newer engines will allow for the 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 and Stratton in coordination with Chambers County School District will afford the students at Inspire Academy great advantages in mastering their curriculum demands. Dr. Nelson, added that this type of support from Briggs and Stratton helps our students achieve practical pathways to meaningful employment opportunities after graduation. Chambers County School District Superintendent, Casey Chambley, noted that 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. Pictured below are the donated Briggs and Stratton engines.