BUFFALO, N.Y.- Hands-on learning and real-world experience helps kids get a better understanding of what they want to do after high school.
Today students at The Charter School for Applied Technologies opened up a new Manufacturing and Welding Lab designed to give them exactly that.
It's all to give kids an opportunity to learn skills like building robots, welding and 3D printing.
"Once I get to college, I'll have a bit of an advantage because once I get out there, I'll know how to use a lot of the technology already so it's not necessarily new to me," said student Cary Jackson.
The lab is always supervised so the kids also get a chance to practice proper safety.
Students are able to use welding booths, band saws, drill presses, and a table saw.