Work on CATEC’s new school-bus-turned-food-truck will begin in earnest next month, but the program is already attracting attention from the Charlottesville community. The project has gotten coverage in local media, such as Charlottesville Tomorrow and Newsplex, and been awarded a grant.
The new project reaches across disciplines at CATEC. Culinary students will prepare the food, and students in the auto technician program will prepare the bus for service. Health and medical students will plan a nutritious menu, and students in the Cisco lab will design the computer program to track sales and plan business. The truck should be ready to serve the public next spring.
Shannon Foundation awarded the program a $5,000 grant, and CATEC is exploring additional fundraising options.