A new program has kids finding out about skilled labor jobs in hands on sessions where they learn valuable skills.

Kids Finding Out About Skilled Labor JobsThe program is called ET3, Engineering Technology and Trades on Tuesdays.  Double Churches Middle School Students benefit from learning about trades which might result in secure jobs in the future.

The school has a relationship with Pratt & Whitney, and ET3 grew out of that.  Locally, Pratt & Whitney overhauls airplane engines, and manufactures and finishes  disks and blades for those engines.

“We were looking for a way to go beyond the typical,” said Double Churches principal Craig Fitts, “to utilize what they have and try to expose our kids to potential skilled labor careers.”

The program is also shared with Columbus Technical College.

“It’s letting them know about their options, what’s available in the workplace,” said Jim McNair, dean of Columbus Tech’s professional and technical studies division.

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