Chris Harding has had challenges in his past, but he is focused on his own future and that of his students at the Woods Manufacturing program in Peyton, Colorado. The school will be part of the new Peyton-Widefield Vocational Education Center, which will be home to the National Manufacturing Training Center in Colorado Springs.
The Peyton, CO School District has taken the first step to creating a woodworking program that will become national in scale. That first step was the opening of a dedicated woodworking school in Peyton, CO on the site of a former middle school campus. Enrollment in the current academic year is expected to reach 60 students. For the 2016-2017 school year, 120 students are expected.
By Bill Esler
I've spent a lot of time recently with companies that are trying to figure out how to deal with employee recruitment and retention issues.Woodworking educator Dean Mattson offers an interesting spin to this dilemma.
By Chuck Ray