–走近汽车行业 A Walk Into the Auto Industry
It is career exploration time for middle school students. According to Guidance on strengthening career education in primary and secondary schools from Shanghai Education Bureau, the middle school lesson and activates should combined with the practical activities. Middle school students should have a basic sense and the ability to understand the social division of labor, different careers, and their ideal career plan. This semester, we arranged for our middle school students to “Walk Into the Auto Industry”.
TAS students visited the third factory of Shanghai Volkswagen company in Anting new city on Jan.22, 2019. All students were attracted by the different cars once they came into the reception lobby. The guide introduced the company and students watched the company video that helped them understand the scales and history of each type of car.
Then, the students visited the stamping, body and final assembly workshop by taking the battery tour car. Students observed and understood the manufacturing process of the car. When students entered the car production workshop, they were shocked at the sight of it. There are millions of pieces of steel plates being stamped in the workshop, welding being done in the body shop assembly, paint coating, cavity wax injections, and modular assembly equipment. These are all important steps in automobile production. Finally, after a series of rigorous testing, and Shanghai Volkswagen recognition, cars can be sold in the market.
After the Shanghai Volkswagen tour we visited the Shanghai car museum. It was the first professional car museum in China. There are four different sections including history, collection, exploratorium and exhibition. It also has more than 20 types of car brand exhibits.
Students were excited to learn about the history of car development!
At the end, students watched a video called The Future Cars. They were all surprised by the big changes that cars can bring into our life and into the future. Students learned a lot by reading picture descriptions and watching informational videos.
学生感言 Feedback from students ：
I learned the process of producing a car and inspired by the spirit of keep improving by visiting the car museum. I also understand more information about the car development. The antique cars surprised me.
——七年级皋尹川 G7 Gao Yinzheng
The workshop space of producing cars is huge, but there is few workers. What I saw from this is that technology developed significantly, and it even can replace a lot of manual works. I also learned a lot about the history of car’s development. I saw customized cars as well. I wish I have my own customized car in the nearly future.
——七年级王祺祯 G7 Wang Qizhen
It was my first time walking into a manufacturing workshop. I saw a lot of automobile parts and finished cars, which surprised me. I saw many car models, learned the history of car development, and felt the changes that cars bring to the human beings.
——七年级斯梵澄G7 Si Fancheng