Bringing shop back to school can help teach students a skill that can actually be used to help the community. State lawmakers want to bring shop class back to Colorado schools to teach them skills like how to build a house using math and power tools.

The Department of Labor projects huge shortages of electricians, welders, auto mechanics and medical assistants in the next decade. They are already implementing this program at Green Mountain High School. The students there are building a house and when finished will be donated to Habitat For Humanity for a family to live in.

If the shop class is brought back to schools in Colorado kids would be able to become engaged at a much earlier level  8th, 9th, 10th-grade, and hopefully for some spark a career path.


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