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iChallengeU

Temple High School Career & Technical Education (CTE) students are combining their skills learned in the classroom with knowledge from the workforce to create products for a local manufacturing company.
 
These Wildcat Workforce construction and accounting students teamed up with CTE partner company Panel Specialists Incorporated (PSi) to design modular furniture for dorm rooms and residence halls.
 
In the inaugural iChallengU project (Spring 2016), PSi President Elliot Germany and his team worked with students both at PSi and at Temple High School’s CTE Center.
 
The students designed and built desks, and provided a product-cost for the item. This experience truly put the students into a real world situation, where the construction and accounting departments of a company must work closely to ensure a product will meet the needs of the consumer while remaining profitable for the company.