When I first ook on the role of "tech teacher", I looked at most of my students as the ones who were never going to go to college. And now I look at my students at having a "leg up" on the majority in our school. The students are getting practical applications in a real life setting.
Knowing that we have a huge commitment from our government give me peace of mind and comfort that my subject has meaning a depth. I do not get that sense from some of the arts programs that are taught in our school.