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Available Now: Shop & Engineering Curriculum

The Problem


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.

Our Solution


Guide to Shop and Engineering for Secondary School Students. Volume I of a new, low-cost 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. 


Developed by Experienced Engineers


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.

Proven in the Classroom and Home Workshop


The curriculum was developed originally for the Luddy Institute of Technology (LIT), popular elective classes offered by the Thales Academies, a network of low-cost, world-class, independent K-12 schools.

Purchase Now and Learn


Guide to Shop and Engineering is proudly published and printed in the USA!  Copies may be purchased AT THIS LINK from LULU, the World's Largest Independent Bookstore, headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina. 

SEE THIS LINK for the growing list of important education-related publications from the Star News Education Foundation.

Industrial Apprenticeships


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.