Welding classes good for area
The Franklin County Board of Education is trying to implement a welding class at the system's vocational and technical center in Belgreen that will help meet the demands of the area's need for the trade and will prepare county students for a great opportunity that they have.
Northwest Alabama received the news we had been looking forward to for years last summer when word came that a huge Canadian railcar company would be moving to Colbert County.
It is the kind of region-changing announcement that we had all been looking for.
To meet the demands of the industry, Northwest-Shoals Community College stepped up local efforts to train welders for the construction of the plant and for future employees who will work there.
The Franklin County school system's ability to train our students will prepare them for what will be a great demand in the coming years.
It is a testament to local school officials that they are seeing the needs of our children and are trying to get ahead of the curve to help them.
Welding, and other vocational and trade classes, are valuable tools needed in schools and will certainly be an asset to the students who will soon have opportunities in that field.