The Trades and Industry department at Scotland High School had an exciting visit to the Charlotte Pipe Foundry on October 21st. Mr. Goins (Plumbing & Core Instructor), Mr. Oxendine (Electrical Trades & Core Instructor), Mr. Williams (T&I Instructor), and Mrs. Whitehead (T&I and STEM Instructor) chaperoned over 30 students on this exciting work-based learning event. The trip included an overview of the organization, a tour of 6 on-site facilities, along with learning about the many career opportunities available with the organization. This industry has available employment opportunities in 10 of the 16 national career clusters. Most interesting about the trip was the emphasis on Advanced Technology, Math, and Science as well as 21st Century Skills necessary that helps to make this one of the leading pipe industries in the nation. With over 100 years in business, employing over 1300 employees, the company takes pride delivering a high quality product through first class service, emphasis on increased productivity, and putting people first including improved employee morale by developing a family atmosphere which attributes to a low employee turn-over rate.