Meet Petey, The PCI Foundation Mascot
This summer, the PCI Foundation added a new element to our program. Meet Petey the Precast Platypus, the PCI Foundation Mascot. Petey is part of the PCI Foundation's new program to help us connect directly with student taking part in the PCI Foundation programs where we have programs running.
Since our studios started, we have encouraged students to sign up as PCI student members for free, with varied results. Starting this fall, we will be trying some new programs to encourage more student memberships, and have students post about their experiences to social media.
Students will be given a post card application to become student members of PCI (a free membership). Those who apply will not only receive the student membership, but will also receive a PCI Foundation "Swag Bag" that includes a PCI Foundation hard hat and other precast industry goodies from participating PCI Foundation donors. The PCI Foundation is seeking small product samples, hats, pens, t-shirts, bags, and other giveaways to include in the student swag bags.
Students may also apply on the application to become the PCI Foundation social media ambassador for their school. The student who becomes the ambassador will receive a $25 a week stipend and a stuffed Petey in exchange to keeping a social media "diary" of the work of the studio, with photos, videos, blogs and project information.