Career and Advancement furniture manufacturing students complete first project in new facility.
Baldwyn Career Advancement Center Furniture Manufacturing students are eager to show their first upholstered project of the school year.
Instructor Lance Wesson led the students in the construction of cushioned stools over the course of a week’s time.
“They have surprised me. They come in to class ready to get out in the shop and get to work on their stools. Then before you know it, time is up and they are saying ‘I can’t believe class is over,’” Wesson noted.
Students used some three days of class time to draft and cut out the frame of the stool and then upholster the cushioned seat top. The students were also able to pick out their fabric design.
The class curriculum will require students to construct an upholstered ottoman next.
“We also have an idea in the works to construct a Bearcat stadium cushion that is cut out and sewn together by our students. This could be a potential fundraiser for our class in the future,” Wesson said.
The Furniture Manufacturing class is supported by local industries Southern Motion and HM Richards in which their executives aid in the curriculum development of the class along with providing and guiding with the use of tools, machines, and supplies.
“We are proud of our students for their hard work and eagerness to learn these job skills and career training. We also appreciate the partnership and support our local industries continue to provide us to help advance the education and success of our students and community,” Superintendent Jason McKay said.