Gone are the days of the high school education that provided scholarly growth as well as skills in manual labor. With the absence of shop class, youth no longer have the practical skills to repair, replace, or understand the tools and machines around them. Because of this, there has been a turn to the DIY (do it yourself) movement and the YouTube craftspeople. These fill the void of the skills that are still necessary in our daily living. Even though YouTube exists, nothing beats hands-on experience and access to tools. This class will fill this void, building practical skills. These skills can also become further occupations for life....or jobs just to get you by in college.
This Shop class will be a survey of common manual labor skills that are necessary to fix the things around us or just understand the things you are paying another to fix.
Some class sessions will be instructional breaking down how things work. Other class sessions will involve projects in which we will practice skills that we may one day need. For example, changing a car tire, checking your oil, installing a water fixture, or repairing a wall.
1 hr. Tuesdays, On Campus
1:00pm - 2:00pm
- Teacher: Dan O'Dair