Benson Polytechnic High School - BluePrint Yearbook (Portland, OR)

 - Class of 1976

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Page 13 text:

Trade Training Essential Although Simon Benson had little formal education, he saw the need of vocational education for those who were planning to work at some trade. He donated Sl00,000 to the Portland School Board and the city toward establishment of Benson Polytechnic School. At first it was used by the army for training soldiers for World War I, It was then called "Soldiers of Industry." On January 19, l9l8, it was opened to high school students and renamed Benson Polytechnic High School. Benson felt that this school was a direct result ot his desire to fill a real public need. "The reason I gave SI00,000 toward establishing the Benson Polytechnic School was to give our boys a chance to learn trades and become self-supporting, self-respecting citizens. If a mon has a trade, he can earn money. We need fewer men who are looking for white-collar jobs. I have no interest in a man who is unwilling to sweat." Page I I

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