RPA Students Build Food Truck Businesses


As part of their CTE Explorations course Business, Theater and Child Development, RPA students recently built mock food truck companies where they went through the process of developing business plans, conducted brand exploration, and even designed model food trucks. The students’ projects culminated with professional proposals they presented to instructors, simulating a real-world process they may go through some day in the business world.  

“It was awesome to see students engaged and excited about their ideas,” said Laurel Eberhart, CTE instructor. “Each food truck was so unique!“

The model food trucks pictured here, were designed using an online template and students either customized them online or used paint and other art supplies to create unique models.

“It was fun and I liked using the creative side of my brain,” said ninth grader Jotham Bailey. His food truck was called Fooroo and his concept involved a wheel that indecisive eaters could spin to see what meal they’d receive.  

Ninth grader Lily Holloway’s food truck, “The Secret Garden,” offered people with dietary restrictions healthy and fun options.

The Business, Theater and Child Development offering is part of a slate of career and technical education (CTE) courses rolled out in January. The varied courses are designed to be taken in a rotating fashion, allowing students to explore multiple subjects or courses within one semester.

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