Students at Sulphur High School are getting a head start in skills training on trades they want to make into careers.

Local students are taking advantage of several trade classes to improve their chances of jumping right into the workforce after graduating high school.

Jump Start director Tony McCardle told KPLC:

Business and industry are always contacting our department and looking to hire these students and they have already been in contact with these students who have earned valuable credentials such as Adobe Certification. We are seeing huge success already.

Sulphur High senior Simon Tanner takes welding classes and expects to make sixteen to eighteen dollars an hour starting out of high school.  He already has multiple job offers and plans to become a welder after graduates this May.