Fresno Bee’s Editorial Board published a piece on Feb. 25 asking why there are no high schools in Fresno Unified that teach youth of our city how to, “weld, build custom cabinets, install plumbing, repair heating and air conditioning units, or work on today’s high-tech automobiles.”
I have good news, there is a school in Fresno Unified School District that teaches students these hands-on skills. That school is Duncan Polytechnical High School. Duncan Polytechnical High School, located in central Fresno, provides opportunities for students to receive certifications making them job eligible upon graduation in the automotive, construction and medical fields.
As a wall-to-wall career and college pathway school, Duncan prides itself in preparing our students for the best possible future. Students receive training in our well equipped labs, shops and facilities as well as on community job sites. These experiences make our students among the most prepared to enter the work force upon graduation from high school. I invite you to come and visit our school and see for yourself the experiences and opportunities that we provide the students of Fresno Unified.