Introducing Children to the Trades Earlier

Trumbull Career and Technical Center high school welding fabrication instructor Robert Olesky says TCTC had a summer camp with 15 eighth-graders taking his class. The young people did not want to stop welding after the week’s end.

“I know in three years, half of those kids are going to be enrolled in this class,” he says.

Introducing children to the trades at earlier ages is something Olesky wants to see. He presents mini courses on carpentry, bricklaying, electrical tech, heating and air conditioning, and welding to combat the employee shortages in these fields.

You can read more in John Vargo’s story HERE.

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