WILKESBORO, N.C. - A community college in North Carolina planned on canceling its popular woodworking class.
Wilkes Community College students began receiving emails that the class, which has been taught for decades, would not run for the coming two semesters. A few disappointed students then traveled to a board of trustees meeting and voiced their disagreement with the decision.
A compromise was met. Wilkes will run the class in the January semester.
Wilkes President Jeff Cox told the Journal Patriot that student enrollment in the college's entire building technology curriculum, where the woodworking class takes place, dropped to virtually zero when the recession in 2008.
But construction projects revving back up in the area, demand for these classes has picked back up.
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