High School students take advantage of early start on technical education

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.