Michigan Builder asked this program’s leaders the following three questions:
What is your biggest challenge?
Answer: The biggest challenge of having a construction program is that it’s not just instructing students. We are also managing sometimes multiple projects simultaneously, ensuring every student
has an opportunity to experience a “real life job”, securing transportation to work sites or field trips, collecting materials and always looking for opportunities to promote our program and students.
Answer: Our biggest reward is seeing the improvement in the student’s skills, the pride they display after a job is done, and the sincere gratitude they have what they have learned.
Answer: They can help by offering contractors and subcontractors the opportunity to come visit our program—to promote skilled-trades opportunities, discuss what it takes to be successful in the trades, demonstrate technical /safety skills, donate materials/tools, judge our skills competitions and recruit our students as employees.