I took all the shop classes I could in Jr High and high School. Wood, metal, small engines. We also had a printing class with old letter-set plate printers. Can't remember how many times I spilled the letter plates after I had them set up.
Drafting classes as well.
In HS I was able to take a wood technology class where we made our own furniture. I made a few nice pieces for my mom. Great shop too- two big table saws, Oliver lathes, shapers, planers, etc. We had a full spray booth for poly finishes too.
Now they don't even teach shop skills in our schools anymore.