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Construction Trades

An instructor places siding on a buzz saw while four students observe.
Four students stand in front of a black shop garage door with construction and woodworking tools in their hands
Student measures out a piece of wood on a work bench.
Four students and an instructor watch as a fellow student hammers a nail into a house in the construction shop.
Construction Trades instructor leans on the support bar of a orange ladder and smiles.

The Construction Trades Program delivers the fundamentals needed for all areas of residential and commercial construction. Students develop proficiency in safety, tool use, material selection, ordering and construction techniques.

Student cuts a wooden board on a buzz saw

Career Opportunities:

  • Carpenter’s Union Apprentice
  • Industrial Carpenter Apprentice
  • Finish Carpenter
  • Drywall Installer
  • Non-Union Carpenter
  • Building Supply Sales
  • Industrial Maintenance Worker
  • Construction Foreman
  • Independent Contractor

*Some careers noted require additional education

A student nails a wooden board to the top of a doorway using a nail gun.

Skills Gained:

  • Basic Carpentry Procedures & Protocols
  • Reading & Creating Construction Drawings
  • Building Footer and Foundation Walls
  • Floor & Wall Framing
  • Roof Framing/ Roofing
  • Exterior/ Interior Finishwork
  • Insulation

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Students participate in SkillsUSA, a partnership of students, teachers and industry, working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. All students also have the opportunity to participate in the Tech Prep Showcase through the Miami Valley Tech Prep Consortium.

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