Tuesday November 18, 2008
On Wednesday, October 29, 2008, the City of Napa's Fleet Management division hosted a field trip for students in the Napa County Office of Education Regional Occupational Program (ROP) who are learning about Automotive Services.Fourteen students took part in the event, getting some hands-on experience in the operation of the City’s Fleet. Three student teams circulated among four workstations to gain insight into four critical areas of operation:
- Public agency emissions testing
- Heavy-duty vehicle safety inspection regulatory compliance
- Emergency vehicle preventive maintenance inspections
- Fleet Management division administration and technology
An important focus at each of these stations was demonstrating some of the differences between fleet maintenance and repairs at a public sector operation versus a private sector operation.
A final focus of the field trip was to cultivate local interest at the high school level for a future in fleet maintenance with the City of Napa.