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Sidney students with Raymond project 
Front (from left): Donald Ryder, Sydne Clupper, Robin Tobin (Raymond Corp.). Back (from left): Ryan Cole, Jay Waltz (Sidney teacher), Michael Thiel, Brandon Kane, Tucker Reynolds Ives, and Cameron Sawdy.
 
The Sidney Central School District and the Raymond Corporation have collaborated on the Raymond Welding Skills Developmental Program (RWSDP) to help better prepare students for a welding career. 
 
This year, Raymond provided a unique objective to welding program students – to create a fabricated piece to accompany the Raymond holiday tree display at the Roberson Museum in Binghamton. 
 
The challenge was accepted and Sidney’s students – seven of them – worked together to create a large present. With attention to detail, the group made a life-like box, adorned with Sidney Central School and Raymond on the sides via ornaments. 
 
There were constraints of the challenge, including it not being a tree, it must stand by itself, and it must be transportable via pickup truck or van. 
 
The students followed this step-by-step process to reach the end result:

1. Define the problem
2. Generate concepts
3. Develop a solution
4. Construct and test a prototype
5. Evaluate solution
6. Present final solution
 
You can take a closer look at Raymond’s holiday display by visiting: raymondcorp.com/2019/holiday.
 
Project with Raymond
 
Project with Raymond
Sidney Central School District
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