Remembering Washington: Workforce Development
Washington offered valuable technical courses to its high school students for the purpose of workforce development. Students took classes such as drafting, welding, industrial arts, and auto mechanics in addition to college-prep courses and labs in chemistry and physics. Many students pursued subjects of interest beyond the core requirements — as Washington’s population grew, so did opportunities for students to acquire valuable career skills.
Introduction: Frances Brown Bishop
Featured Guests: Matthew Irby, Mike Robinson
Recorded at Bramble Jam Studios in Greenville, South Carolina, 2022.
Pictured: Shop class, circa 1962.