Remember the Days of Shop Class?


Unfortunately, our youth may not have the chance to experience all of the fun and skill-building instruction that shop class offered for so many years. Vocational classes are an endangered species these days, and it will take a big effort to keep shop class alive here in the United States. Luckily, the Collectors Foundation is supporting the cause whole-heartedly and actually developed a program called, “Bring Back Shop Class”, which encourages experiences in the manual arts for high school age youth.

With the extreme budget cuts, schools have lost many vocational classes, and that really hurts the future of the automotive hobby. Without shop class, our youth has no chance to get hands-on experience in the automotive field. Thinking back to shop class, weren’t those some great memories? Even as a teenager, you get the feeling that “you can do anything” when you learn how to weld two pieces of metal together, or learn how to rebuild an engine. That passion and desire to build stuff is not a common trait for today’s youth, and bringing back shop class has the chance to change that.

If you’re interested in helping the cause, please check out the Collectors Foundation and follow their “Bring Back Shop Class” Facebook Page. They’re working hard to keep this hobby rolling for years to come!

1 Comment

  1. Chris Hedges on November 19, 2014 at 8:21 pm

    I just spent a good amount of time reading the Collectors Foundation page and find that the interest of that organization align with mine to a large extent. I was hoping you might share my kickstarter link:

    If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at 740-707-4013

    Chris Hedges

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