Schools to Tools visits Fordson High School | April 25th, 2024

Tools for Schools give students, parents, teachers and school counselors more information about the training and career opportunities in the construction trades and apprenticeship programs. The group will bring its mobile field trip semi trailer to Fordson to provide virtual reality and hands-on activities so students can explore what it’s like to work in the skilled trades. The trailer is sponsored by the Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters and Millwrights. Students will be able to visit six stations trying their skill at driving nails or inserting screws, a virtual welding simulator, leveling, and framing. Students can also check out a virtual reality experience and get more information about trade apprenticeships. More than 200 selected Fordson students from ninth to 12th grade are scheduled to visit the truck during school on April 25. This school year, the Tools for Schools trailer has also visited Edsel Ford High and Dearborn High, the two other traditional high schools in Dearborn Public Schools.