More than 30 students from the Discovery ChalleNGe Academy toured Nationwide Boiler’s 26,000 ft2 shop in Fremont, Calif., where employees demonstrated skills such as welding, pipe fitting, electrical work, fabrication and equipment assembling. The students also learned about other professional career opportunities including engineering, sales and marketing.

Larry Day, president and CEO of Nationwide Boiler, said, “We feel strongly about educating our youth so that we can successfully sustain our business and our industry for future generations. That starts with giving them the necessary information on both education and career opportunities but also alternative education like trade schools, where they can choose from a variety of different technical skills to master.”

Located in Lathrop, Calif., the Discovery ChalleNGe Academy assists students in enhancing life skills, education levels and employment potential. The “NG” refers to the National Guard, which sponsors the program.