With the upcoming registration it is the perfect time to experiment with elective classes in various career fields. One option is Electric Car, taught by Barry Wilson. Wilson teaches 5 classes including auto mechanics levels one and two, intro to welding, woodworking, and electric car.
“My goal is to introduce the topic to high school students so they can determine an interest. If they find an interest they can go to to Kirkwood Regional Center and continue their education,” Wilson said.
Jamie Voorhees, So. plans on being an engineer and has taken four classes with Wilson and plans on taking classes at Kirkwood her senior year.
“I really like the classes more than I initially thought I would,” Voorhees said.
Voorhees’s older brother is a mechanic which helped spark an interest in the field. She has a experience in a variety of fields ranging from auto to woodworking and computer-aided design.
“These experiences have helped me narrow down the specific career field I am interested in,” Voorhees said.
Alex Scoville, So. has also taken many classes with Wilson and plans on becoming a certified welder. He was not sure what to expect in Wilson’s classroom but has found the classroom to be a fun and interesting environment.
“I thought there would be a lot of grease monkeys and idiots but it ended up being peers I can have intelligent conversations with,” Scoville said.
Scoville’s advice to anyone considering taking an elective class outside of their comfort zone: “High school is like a fishing trip, find out what you like and what you don’t like.”