A new trades course was recently highlighted by the Clinton Board of Education meeting last week.
Fred Knapp teaches the course titled 'basic home construction' and a trio of his students were in attendance to show off some of the things they've done this year. He explains the course encompasses everything from budget and manpower management to designing the basics of a project.
Senior Andrew Pagel described a she-shed the class built. He says things went a lot smoother than they thought they would.
According to Knapp, the classroom was able to acquire a CNC machine for engraving. He notes this will be something that will be instrumental in the workplace if students choose to pursue a trade. The students present at Tuesday's board meeting were able to display some of the creations they've done this spring.
Knapp indicated his desire to eventually get a machine that could engrave in metals. He admits those are very expensive pieces of equipment but believes it would be invaluable to his classroom.