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Folks Of Interest Help for Shop Classes

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by JeffB2, Apr 23, 2019.

  1. JeffB2
    Joined: Dec 18, 2006
    Posts: 7,458

    from Phoenix,AZ

  2. 19Fordy
    Joined: May 17, 2003
    Posts: 6,309


    Great! Sure hope it attracts students into the "hands on" tech fields
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  3. Truckdoctor Andy
    Joined: Jan 13, 2017
    Posts: 708

    Truckdoctor Andy

    Lord knows that we “in the field” need all the help we can get. It’s almost impossible to find decent mechanics any more. The high schools look down their noses at any kid that wants to earn their living by working with their hands. Thank God that not everyone is cut out to be a doctor or lawyer.

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  4. BJR
    Joined: Mar 11, 2005
    Posts: 5,553


    The same people who decided that every kid should get a "participation trophy" decided that every kid needed to go to a liberal arts college. So they got rid of all the shop classes in high school. They didn't figure out that no one would then know how to fix their car, their sink, fridge, their wiring etc. Or build their sustainable community. Go figure.:eek:
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  5. Our EFV8 club is looking at this for a tech high school here.
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  6. 41rodderz
    Joined: Sep 27, 2010
    Posts: 2,461

    from Oregon

    Kudos to you and your club. Making an investment will always pay a dividend .
  7. BamaMav
    Joined: Jun 19, 2011
    Posts: 3,058

    from Berry, AL

    I got that same email today. First person I thought about was @anthony myrick .
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  8. jnaki
    Joined: Jan 1, 2015
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    We have all read about @anthony myrick and his HS Auto program. Great guns and keep on with that program! In South Orange County, there is one school that is trying to keep the "Auto Shop" spirit alive. The San Clemente High School Automotive Academy is the last remaining "Auto Shop" in the area. The shops are falling by the wayside all over California. But, this is not a current issue. It has been going on for years, with the emphasis on going to college and the college prep classes in the forefront.

    Once in the four big high schools in this district, each school had a great Auto Shop and the projects were fun for all of the students. Now, the district has incorporated 4 into 1 and called it an Academy, allowing other schools' students transferring to the last remaining "Auto Shop."

    So, give it a whirl and visit the program and facilities. The students go on to other things later on and maybe they will be working on your different hot rods and cars.


    These auto shop and metal shop classes were some of the "best of times" back in those turbulent teenage years. Drop by and see what is offered and how you can support a great program.

    "The San Clemente Automotive Technology Partnership Academy is one of over 300 California Partnership Academies. The ATPA is funded and operates in accordance with the requirements of Education Code 54690-54697. The California Academy model grew out of the Philadelphia Academies that began in the 1960s, and spread to California in the early 1980s."

    "The ATPA, which was the first CUSD state-funded academy, began in 1998. It incorporates many of the recommendations of the high school reform movement including creating a close family-like atmosphere, integrating academic and career-technical education, and establishing viable business partnerships. Academies throughout the nation and the state have been evaluated extensively and have been found to have positive impacts on students’ school performance."

    "The Automotive Technology Partnership Academy is a three-year program, in grades 10-12, structured as a school-within-a-school incorporating:

    • Curriculum focused on automotives as a career theme, coordinated with academic classes;
    • A voluntary student selection process that identifies interested ninth graders;
    • A team of teachers and staff who work together to plan and implement the program;
    • An extensive list of active business partners who provide financial, technical, and advisory support;
    • A variety of motivational activities including parental support, a well-developed reward structure, guest speakers, field trips, a mentor program, work experience, and regular monitoring of progress with feedback to students."
    Last edited: Apr 24, 2019
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  9. We are starting to see some of our local high schools trying to get shop programs up and running again. We have worked with them However we can to help, from tours of our shop to advice to donating some of our old training aids. It’s good to see this happening. We do lots of trades camps for high school students where we spend a few hours doing something hands on so they can experience a little of what we do.

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  10. anthony myrick
    Joined: Sep 4, 2009
    Posts: 4,255

    anthony myrick
    from al

    The best help for a tech school anyone can do is this.
    Inform local school board how you feel about them
    Talk to your local state rep
    Most of these folks have no clue
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  11. Pass The Torch
    Joined: May 18, 2018
    Posts: 110

    Pass The Torch

    My High School USED to have an auto shop. Couldn't take it until you were a junior. Used to pass it every day on the way to metal shop; had a full frame and everything in there. The year I was eligible, they did away with the class. One of the few times I was excited and wanted to learn, and they pulled it. It was replaced with a wood shop. Not sure it ever made a comeback; that was more than a few years ago...

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