Skills Education Day Success

On April 10, 2024, FCS held its first Skills Education Day, organized and led by FCS parent Ken Carter. Tenth grade students received instruction and were invited to experience hands-on training in these areas:

  • Welding

  • Torch cutting

  • Plasma cutting

  • Blacksmith forging

Interested 11th and 12th grade students also participated. Students had a blast learning about skilled trade professions from the experts, skills that are in demand for today’s workforce. Sophomore Patrick Keller said the highlight of the event was getting hands-on experience and drawing their own creations while welding.

A huge thank you goes to our instructors and demonstrators: Ken Carter, 25 years of experience in welding and fabricating; Scott MacIntyre, full-time welding instructor at Nash County Technical Community College for 8 years; and Ron Waston, retired master welder with 50 years of experience.

“These skills are so important for the future of our workforce, and we are excited to offer this experience to our students and hope to continue offering something similar each year.” -Head of School Mr. McClain.

If you would like to be a part of future events teaching students about a hands-on skill or trade under your expertise, please contact Mr. McClain.