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CRENSHAW CO., AL (WSFA) -
Jeremy May and
Chase Mothershed may've found the spark to pursue a lucrative future. The
students at Highland Home School can thank the 21st Century Workforce
Act, passed last year by the Alabama legislature.
enhance our career technical program throughout the state," said Crenshaw
County School Superintendent Randy Wilkes.
Wilkes says the
money will be used to start up a formal three-year welding curriculum. It will
be offered to students in 9th through 12th grades. The details are
still being worked out in terms of logistics.
This is so much
more than piecing together a new technical program. It's all about meeting a
three Hyundai suppliers in Crenshaw County such as SMART and they all need
welders," said Wilkes.
welder fresh out of high school could start out earning $25,000, "And if
you're good enough you could earn as much as $100,000 a year," Wilkes adds.
pretty good," Mothershed admits.
County, the state's Labor Department says there will be a demand for welders for
the entire state to at least 2020. Right now, in fact, there is an urgent need
for 1,000 welders in Mobile because of the new steel plant going up and Airbus.
improve our skills and help us get better jobs," said May, a freshman at
Highland Home School.
curriculum is becoming an easy sell for Peggy Dubose, the Career Coach
for the Crenshaw County school district. "We have
so many people interested in the field already," she explains.
is being laid to get the welding program rolling in Crenshaw County. The goal
is to get it up and running by the fall.
Until then, May and Mothershed keeping firing up their interests in what they
consider a work of art with the torch.