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Welcome back class of 2019 and 2020. We are starting another year in Construction Technology.
The junior class will begin the year learning the basics of layout, masonry, framing, siding and roofing. Their junior year project is what we in the class call a "module". A module is a 8x12 building that has the same floor, wall and roof framing of a typical new home. The students are divided into teams of 3-4 and over the course of the year complete the module. We finish them off by installing a steel rolling garage door and moving them out of the back door of our shop. They have the added bonus of being sold to anyone needing an outdoor storage building.
These would work great for a home storage building or playhouse, hunting blind, or as an athletic storage facility (just ask the tennis team and lacrosse team). We will build 3 in the shop that will be ready at the end of May 2019 by the junior class, however if you need one quicker, the senior class can build them here and have them ready in about 3 weeks. Call for pricing and details.
Additionally we have made contact with an outside moving company that can move these buildings to your site for a very reasonable price.
Along with learning all the basic skills needed to excel in the senior year of the program, the juniors will also be earning their OSHA 10 Safety Certification, an industry wide credential needed at even the entry level of the trades as well as a requirement for the senior year of the program.
The senior class kicked off the year constructing part of the set for the high school musical Bye-Bye Birdie. This project was completed underbudget and ahead of shedule, a rare thing in construction. This was a great way to start the year dusting off the skills that may not have been utilized over the summer. This project was widely seen and greatly appreciated.
The class then changed gears and started 4 weeks of outside work building a new storage building for a customer as well as rehabbing and old one for the track team. They took off the old rotted siding and trim and installed new wood siding and cedar trim.
All these above projects just got us warmed up for the big one. We then began a project that has been waiting a few years for us, replacing the boardwalk decking and handrails around North Parks pond and pavilon. This project started shortly before Thanksgiving and should be completed in early January. This project had students in snow gear on Monday, t-shirts by mid-week and back to snow gear by Friday. This really got the tradesmen of tomorrow a taste of what construction can be like in a typical Ohio winter. This project was a big hit on Facebook and seems to be very appreciated by the community, with many prople stopping by to thank the students for their hard work. I know I am extremely proud of what they have accomplished in a short period of time in some pretty adverse weather conditions. This will be one that they can show off for many years to come.
All this progress came in the first 1/2 of the 2018-19 school year. Quite an impressive body of work. This program is just a stepping stone to a great career for these students. Some will continue on to college to pursue degrees in Architecture, Construction Engineering as well as Construction Management. Still others will enter into one of the trades as Carpenters, Operating Engineers, Masons as well as any of the mechanical trades. Either way they will utilize the experience and training they received here at Jackson High School in the Construction Technologies program.
I'm looking forward to a very safe and great year in Construction Technologies, again building some lasting monuments to these kids last 2 years at Jackson High School.
If you have any questions or comments or would like to discuss some of the opportunities or ways your student can benefit from this program feel free to contact me at (330) 837-3501 ext.1535