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Technical School Gives Students Hands-On Experience

Freshman year students spend the first semester trying out eight different technical programs in addition to focusing on core academic subjects

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    One Massachusetts school is giving students a chance to have some hands-on experience before they turn 18. (Published Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015)

    What do you want to be when you grow up? It's a question that looms large for kids as they get older.

    One Massachusetts school is giving students a chance to have some hands-on experience before they turn 18.

    It was sunny Tuesday morning on the job site of the future early-childhood care facility at Bristol-Plymouth Regional Technical School.

    The people at work were juniors in the carpentry program, one of 18 shop majors available to students at the Taunton, Massachusetts, high school.

    Principal Alex Magalhaes said his students are being groomed for the 21st century workforce.

    He said, "They're looking for critical thinking, they're looking for problem solvers, they're looking for skilled workers. We provide all that."

    Freshman year students spend the first semester trying out eight different technical programs in addition to focusing on core academic subjects.

    From there they choose a focus and end up graduating with not only high school diplomas, but certificates in their technical area.

    It’s a program making the grade and allowing students to make a lasting impact on a school that's preparing them for the next step.

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