Doherty High School teaching importance of shop class

Doherty High School teaching...

COLORADO SPRINGS - They say shop class is a dying breed in America, but the automotive program at one local high school continues to provide students with this unique tool to succeed.

Students at Doherty High School were on hand for a scholarship awards event on Wednesday.

The support comes courtesy of NAPA Auto Parts, and its local business development program.

This award included a pro-style tool box complete with everything an aspiring ASE mechanic could hope for.

“It's hard to be an auto technician. There's a lot to learn and tools are expensive. So yeah, they'll be excited for the next few weeks,” said Brad Wheaton, auto instructor at Doherty High School.

In addition to those valuable tools, the NAPA group also partners with local dealers to provide internships and job leads for students.

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