Pre-Vocational & Vocational Training Programs
"The pre-vocational program at LMSB offers printing, shoe repair, vocational agriculture and auto mechanics (service station attendant). These programs are designed to develop skills in these areas and to acquaint the boys with existing opportunities and job requirements. Each programs provides both classroom instruction and on-the-job training.
Other vocational programs are presently being considered to offer additional opportunities in areas of salable skills. These areas include laundry services, restaurant services (cooks' helpers, bus boys) and janitorial services. These programs will offer opportunities to boys who will be terminating their education, with instruction and work experience to assist them in becoming gainfully employed upon release.
As the title implies, general shop is designed to furnish general orientation in the area of shop work. The emphasis is in the area of woodwork with only such metal or electrical shop activity as can be related to the working of wood. The equipment in this shop includes such power equipment as a circular table saw, planer and wood lathe, and most of the hand tools commonly used in carpentry and cabinet making.
The shop program combines theoretical and academic shop training with development of practical skills. Students are taught the process of developing and interpreting plans for such projects as lamps, desks and tables before they do the actual work. They are graded on their work, and periodic written examinations are given."1
1. Department of Institutions, Division of Youth Services, Lookout Mountain School for Boys, Report and Statistical Analysis 1960 - 1965, Golden: Lookout Mountain School for Boys Press, 1966. Stored at the Colorado State Archives RCC 19362C.
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