"This shop couples pre-vocational training in printing with actual production of printed matter to be used professionally by several state agencies. The print shop is presently employing, on an average, 19 boys each in two week sessions daily. here the boys receive training in typesetting, press operation, collation and other adjuncts to the printing profession...
This shop provides printing for Mount View Girl's
School, State Children's
Home, Fort Logan Mental Health Center, Juvenile Parole
Board, and frequently for the Wheat Ridge Home and Training School, as well as
the printing needs at LSMB."1
"The work in this shop is a great help to a boy's rapid progress in some branches of the school of letters. The correct orthography and punctuation demanded in this work are incentives to spur a pupil to learn what he can of them in the school. The carefully selected article afford what he can of them in the school. The carefully selected articles afford food for thought as they are being set up and necessarily read. Constant contact with witty, instructive or beautiful verse or prose selected from a wide source must have an enlightening influence.
Boys who begin their trade in our little shop may be found all over the country holding good positions. There is a demand for boys with an all around training such as is afforded where the instructor's first duty is to help the apprentices and not to hold the profits of the shop above all else, as is the necessarily the case in a commercial shop. The manager of the typographical department of a Denver publication says the two best boys he has in his employ are two from this school."2
1. Department of Institutions,
Division of Youth Services, Lookout Mountain School for Boys, Report and
Statistical Analysis 1960 -1965, Golden: State Industrial School
Press, 1966. Stored at the Colorado State Archives RCC 10150.
2. State Industrial School for Boys, Eighteenth Biennial Report 1915 -1 916, Golden: State Industrial School Press, 1916. Stored at the Colorado State Archives RCC 10150.
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