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The third stage of the "Kart" project with Marie-Rivier secondary school completed

July 6, 2016
La 3ième phase du projet "Kart" avec l'école secondaire Marie-Rivier est complétée

For 5 years now, employees of Soucy International Inc., Track Systems, Parts and Accessories have been working with Marie-Rivier high school and its fourth grade students in the science program to introduce them to the basics of industrial design and engineering.

After the realization of an ATV bumper in 2012 and an UTV door in 2013, the idea was launched to design a “Soucy Kart" that the students would gradually equip year after year. Therefore, the roll cage and the bodywork were completed first. Then, the teacher Diane Paquette’s 2015-2016 students had to imagine a storage system for their vehicle that could contain a helmet, a school bag and an item of their choice.

For their project to be selected, teams of 4 to 5 students had to illustrate their creation, choose materials and then present the fruit of their labour to their class and the jury (composed of Vincent Morin, Marc-André Patry and Annie Phillion). Because of their great presentation, the design and concept of their storage system, the “AVL” team had the privilege to assist industrial designers of Soucy in the realization of their project. Finally, during a visit of the class to the factory, Vincent, Marc-André and Annie revealed the results of all the work done this year, for the greater enjoyment of the young designers. Other honorary mentions were also distributed at the event.

Always looking forward to get involved in the community and particularly with education, Soucy and the employees who supervise this activity do not count the time spent to meet with the students, to help with the design or to follow-up on the project. According to Vincent Morin, Industrial Design Director: "This activity gives good visibility to the Soucy Group in the community, and as our need for engineers and designers is always growing, we probably encourage a few young people to choose this direction annually."