Faculty Advisor

Sisson, Richard D.


Interest at Worcester Technical High School (WTHS) in the fields of Machining, Sheet Metal and Welding is disproportionately low when compared to the industrial demand for workers in these fields. To help promote these programs, videos of the shops in action were created to aid the instructors in the recruitment of incoming freshman. Interviews with successful seniors at the school were also filmed. Lastly, a PowerPoint presentation highlighting the competitive wages of the metal fabrication fields was created. These tools have been provided to WTHS, as well as to the individual shop instructors, to spread positive information about these important trades.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

May 2008

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering