From Mike Richards’ article on the Lens website:
A group of high school students armed with flashlights and protective glasses peer into a car hood, reaching in to make adjustments. Nearby, another team stands underneath a propped-up vehicle, looking at alignment. Next to them, students are testing tires on a balancing machine. This is a typical hands-on day for automotive technology students at Bellevue High School (BHS), in one of the school’s Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses.
CTE classes like those in Bellevue are boosting high school graduation rates by as much as 42 percent according to one report, and helping assure postsecondary employment across the country. Many of Washington’s public high schools have access to CTE learning, but only a handful have proper equipment on-site, like BHS. Often, this forces students to travel to one of 14 CTE skill centers in the state.