Monday, October 26, 2015

Ambitious Colorado Wood Manufacturing Class Gains Interest.

The Denver Post (10/25, Hernandez) reports that in the small, rural town of Peyton, Colorado a teacher named Dean Mattson has been recruited to create a “business-oriented” wood manufacturing program for Peyton Junior High and Peyton High School. According to the article, equipment worth $700,000 has been donated for the new program, the facilities of which will be visited by “executives from across the globe.” The article’s headline calls the facilities the “most advanced woodworking lab in the country.” Mattson says that woodshop is “where you make birdhouses,” while his wood manufacturing classes are “where we take kids who are often ignored and give them professional training on real-world machinery so they can get high-paying jobs out of school.”

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