Trade schools offer positive option for students

Capital News Service
LANSING — Patrick Lamb is the son of a welder and a nurse. When he graduated high school in 1976, there were three definitive lines of work for him to enter: university, military or trade. He was only familiar with one line. Lamb is now the principal at the Traverse Bay Area Intermediate School District Career-Tech Center and is working with about 1,100 high school students to make sure they know all of their options. Trade schools and technical programs across the state are revamping their image and attracting students to a modern kind of skilled labor.