High School students take advantage of early start on technical education

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LISA SINGLETON-RICKMAN, Times Daily
More kids are getting the jump on their careers in middle and High school, taking technical education classes offered by their schools. Take Thomas Lane, ninth-grader, who is learning about welding at the Florence Freshman Center in Alabama. The Times Daily reports: "My parents didn't like the idea of me taking (career tech) courses when I started a couple of years ago, but I really got into the welding and I just enjoy doing it. I've met people in these classes that I'd never have met had I not taken these classes the past two years."Lane, a top student in his class academically, is considering an engineering career.