Manufacturing (West Holmes High School)
The Manufacturing program at West Holmes High School is an excellent pathway to good jobs in the manufacturing arena for successful and motivated students. Students receive hands-on instruction with an emphasis on production of wood products as they are introduced to types of wood and their corresponding uses. Safety is a major topic in this program as students learn proper operation of hand and power tools along with general shop safety procedures. Students learn the basics of project planning beginning with research, drawings, pricing, purchasing, cost-effectiveness, and, finally, execution. Beginning with small projects such as cutting boards and birdhouses, students' skills are assessed and instruction given as they prepare to advance to larger objects like tables and chairs.