Basic lessons in life skills are nearly extinct in American schools, the result of bad decisions from the 70s & 80s, when popular Shop, Engineering and Home Economics classes were eliminated. 'Dirty Jobs' host Mike Rowe says that the death of shop class is why there is $1.6T in student debt.
Volume I of a new curriculum combining classical lessons in workshop skills and mechanical engineering with modern methods and tools - from Screwdrivers to 3D Printers. Click here for a table of contents.
The authors have decades of experience designing, making and fixing things, and teaching others to do the same. The curricula was developed for all varieties of schools - including home schools - with an emphasis on fundamentals and keeping costs to a minimum.
AeroSouth owner Kent Misegades is co-founder of the North Carolina Triangle Apprenticeship Program (NCTAP), based on best-practices from Germany and Switzerland. Coming in 2020 - a Guidebook on establishing such apprenticeships, and consulting services to help others get started.