Automotive Technology at Four Rivers Career Center
by Lydia, Cason, Autumn, and Megan
We were put together as a team for the Missouri Interscholastic Press Association's Broadcast Challenge. As a team, we were given a topic and had two weeks to produce a story that fit the topic provided.
The challenge asked us to investigate how our community is impacted by the skills gap. We made sure to ask questions about why Four Rivers Career Center is vital to Washington and the surrounding area.
Initially, we didn't have a very solid angle, but we figured out where our story was going as soon as we had Dan Brinkmann's interview. We decided to do our story on how the Automotive Technology program at Four Rivers helps fill the skills gap in the automotive repair industry.
We did struggle to organize our thoughts as a team in the beginning because we were all in different places mentally, and busy with different tasks, but we managed to pull it together.
All four of us brainstormed as a team and divided the tasks to complete the story. Cason and Lydia got the b-roll and interviews, while Megan and Autumn did the slating/logging and script writing. We all helped with editing, but Autumn piloted the computer.
Even though we got off to a rough start, we were able to come together in the editing room to make a product of which we're proud. We hope you enjoy it, too.