Large-scale welding projects prepare students for the future in Simpson County
The welding students at Franklin-Simpson High School have been busy working on projects that have caught on in the community around them.
Projects like a
caught the attention of residents of Simpson County.
Perhaps the real story of these projects is the work behind them.
âThe bigger the better, the more awesome. The kids love these projects, âsaid Jeremy Loveall, welding instructor.
Her students are constantly excited for the next big classroom adventure.
âYou never know what’s going to happen next,â said senior Carrie Mitchell. “We’re always doing something new.”
For Loveall, his class is all about providing students with an opportunity to succeed.
âEvery day a different factory calls,â he said. “There are factories that offer internship programs; there are factories that offer everything a student might need … Any student who wants to come and work hard and come out of here with basic skills can find a job as soon as he graduates from high school. “
For some students, the welding course has become a passion.
“I knew I wanted to take the solder, [but] I just didn’t know how much I would appreciate it, “said Ben James Sr.” It became so much more than just a lesson for me; it has become a hobby. “
Students like James aim to improve their professional skills and earn their welding certifications
âIt’s crazy to think that the last twelve years of your life were spent in school and now it’s just a whole new chapter in your life,â James added, âand it’s so exciting to know that you’re going to go out and do something that you’ve always had the passion and motivation to do, but you weren’t able to do it yet. “
Loveall said they’ve been approached by a number of community members about new projects, but for now they’re all busy with other projects that he says will be just as cool as the ones. last.