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Welding Together Technical Skills And Ethics At A Helena High School

Home Ground Radio with Brian Kahn
Home Ground Radio with Brian Kahn

Jim Weber, machine shop teacher at Capital High School in Helena, wants to prepare students for the real world of modern manufacturing. His two-year welding and machining program includes cutting-edge equipment, field trips, internship opportunities and recruiting networks. But it also incorporates formalized curriculum intended to instill a strong work ethic.

Weber says this ethic isn't just hard work. It includes integrity, honesty and character. Two students from Capital High School join in the discussion.  

(Broadcast: "Home Ground Radio", 11/27/16. Listen on the radio or online, Sundays at 11:10 a.m., or via podcast.)