Alabama students got a hands-on look at the high-tech operations of the state’s manufacturers over the weekend, while Indy racecars sped by in the background.
Honda Manufacturing of Alabama, along with many of its suppliers, area staffing firms, colleges and universities came together to put on Honda’s “Gear Up Your Career” event, held during the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Birmingham’s Barber Motorsports Park.
But this wasn’t your typical career fair.
Students tried their hand at assembling engines and virtually painting a car. They also competed to see how fast they could torque bolts, a task used in many processes at Honda’s auto assembly plant in Talladega County.