I noticed a photo in The Times of a young man striking an arc while learning to weld. If he becomes a good welder, he will find a good job in industry.
It is very good that schools today are beginning to learn again the benefits of tech-vocational classes. The future of the region is to train more young people in these fields.
How sad that the Hammond School Board did not believe this when they closed Hammond Tech High School in 1982. Hammond Tech had more than a dozen shop-type classes teaching students these very same things. How sad that closing occurred.
Very few shops at Tech remain active today. It is not even called Hammond Tech High School. It is called a career center.
- Harold Neil, Griffith, Tech-1951