MURRAY — The inaugural Technical English IV Marketplace event will take place on Wednesday, April 27 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. at the Murray-Calloway County Area Technology Center. The event will feature student-produced items for the first time and will be available for purchase by silent auction, open to the public, with proceeds going to the CCHS Technical English Tuition Fund.

ATC students worked on several projects, including a tiny portable hunting cabin, chuck cart, deck furniture, birdhouses, pushers, and sawhorses. Culinary students enrolled in TE IV will serve refreshments to all visitors.

“A typical senior English course involves writing a research paper – an important skill for students heading to a traditional four-year university or college,” said Dee Ann Anderson, Technical English IV instructor. “However, since some students plan to enter the workforce or continue their vocational training, it is important that we replace irrelevant tasks with, for example, a technical manual that explains how a student has planned, designed and created his senior project. The students have been working since August on planning, designing, creating and writing their senior projects.

“The student collaborates simultaneously between their ATC course and their English course at ATC and Technical English IV. This course was created to provide vocational students with a non-traditional approach to honing their writing skills and in language.”

Carpentry student Cody Mason and welding student Brice McClure built a chuck cart as their main project. The wooden section is trimmed with walnut wood. McClure built the axles, installed the flywheel, and fabricated custom springs. McClure even made a custom frame for the chuck cart.

Anderson said, “These students have worked diligently for months, and with the patience and support of their ATC instructors and all of our administrators, we hope to share their hard work with the public.”