RIO RANCHO, N.M. — A group of Bernalillo High students huddled around a table, discussing how to weld two pieces of metal to build a storage rack. The shop is large and state of the art, with tall bay doors and a new fume extractor system.
It’s a big upgrade compared to the metal container that housed the school’s welding program last year.
“This is really cool,” said Raekwon Yepa, a junior who plans to become a welder after graduation. “There is a lot more space and equipment.”