FHS Expands Welding Opportunities in Career and Technical Education Classes

FHS Expands Welding Opportunities in Career and Technical Education Classes

Students in agricultural classes, auto tech classes, and construction classes all benefit from the updated welding equipment.

In an effort to give students more real-world trade skills, Frenship High School has renovated the Agricultural shop with the addition of ten new welding bays and updated equipment.

Students and teachers are both excited for the new opportunities that the updated equipment will provide.

“The new equipment allows students to use the up to date machines they would likely encounter in the industry,” explained ag teacher and FFA advisor Brent McFarland.

“Welding is a skill. You cannot get the feel needed for welding from a book,” continued McFarland.

Students have also recognized the importance of gaining hands on experience with welding.

“I’m glad I get to be in a class where I can learn to work. I feel like what I do in here can be applied to real-world jobs,” said tenth grader Nathaniel Groce.

For more information on the Career and Technical Readiness classes, visit the CTE website here.