De Pere, Wis. (WFRV) - You might not have realized it, but Friday is National Manufacturing Day.
Some students at West De Pere High School are learning important skills that could help them in the future.
Those skills include Computer Aided Drafting, a program used to map out technical designs which students may do down the line.
"For me these skills are very important because I plan on going into mechanical engineering," De Pere West senior Ryan Thompson says, "and that has a lot of the CAD aspect in it and it's something that I enjoy doing greatly and am looking into for college and the future."
"Its good skills for communicating with different people, a lot of team work and a lot of stuff that you're going to need to use in your everyday life," Tina Heckman, a senior says.
The student's skills go beyond the classroom, each April a group competes in the USA Skills Competition in the Wisconsin Dells.