Joshua Holt is a is a new student at Robert Brown High School and is glad the school offers students a chance to study their specific trade.
Holt says, "It's better than most! It shows students another side to them. It shows a side students might not know what they had like how to draw or how to lay a brick, use a hammer or anything like that. It shows students hey I can do this."
Some students had the chance to help build a home. Jessie Avery studies carpentry and through his classes, he's already training for his future career.
Avery says, "There is a lot of hands on stuff. The school is construction and design so if you were to come here, it's basically what it is about."
That's why state education leaders toured Robert Brown High School Friday. John King, State Education Commissioner says, it's an effort to promote career and tech programs throughout the state.
King says, "Even with eight percent unemplopyment as a country we have a lot of jobs that are unfilled because we don't have students with the skills to be able to enter those jobs."
That is what the state is trying push.
Williams says, "What you see here in the programs, the degree to which students are engaged and motivated. They see the connection between their career and technical education training and their core academic classes."
"State leaders say in the future they would also like to see other schools throughout the state, model similar tech programs like Robert Brown High School."