Re: “Making a case for shop class” (Bill Virgin column, 10-14).
My son, just 21, participated in the welding program at Lincoln High School for two years before going on to Bates Technical College. Days after he graduated, he got a job at Vigor Marine and earns more than his college-educated mom who works for the federal government.
Being of the old school, we learned that manufacturing is such an integral part of our nation’s economy. I’m glad to see efforts to bring it back to the importance it deserves.