Hennepin Tech now offers “Life Skills” Classes
College may help you land a job, but it won’t necessarily teach life skills. That’s one of the reasons why Hennepin Technical College decided to start offering life skills classes.
Cooking, gardening, vehicle maintenance and personal finance are just a few of the classes that will be offered at Hennepin Tech.
School officials say while these were skills that people use to learn growing up, they say the change in technology has made it not as common for students to learn these skills. High schools are teaching these skills any more either.
“High school days now are pretty much packed with the requirements they have to meet,” says Matt Leaf, the Associate Dean of Workforce Education. “They don’t have time to do a lot of the industrial education like wood shop or metal shop courses. The automotive courses take a back seat as well. We are adding those in as a add on benefit of coming to Hennepin Tech.”
How to Register
The courses range in price from 50 to 200 dollars. They are not for credit and majority of them will take place at night. For more information on how to register click here.