Millions of youth around the country will become “aerospace engineers” for a day on Wednesday, as 4-H National Youth Science Day’s “Rockets to the Rescue” takes center stage during National 4-H Week, Oct. 5–11.
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Jim Hafer’s passion for teaching is second only to his savvy in leveraging opportunity. Hafer, an agriculture instructor at Chief Dull Knife College in Lame Deer, Mont., noticed a gathering storm of local retirements forming at both Pacific Power and Light’s cogeneration plants and at Western Energy’s coal mines. He made a decision. His students could—and would—fill the coming talent gap caused by the retirement of the Baby Boomer generation.