WARSAW — Warsaw Area Career Center’s Construction Trades I is lending a helping hand across the district.
Due to the popularity and growth of the program, there are two rotating cohorts. While one group works on the new house build with Eric Taylor at 452 E. Rivura Drive, the other group offers its time and talents around the school and community to take on necessary outdoor construction projects. Students are also learning skills such as how to read a blueprint, use tools safely and measure accurately.
On Dec. 10, students and their instructors met with Kuert Concrete to form, pour and finish a ramp at Lakeview Middle School. Students on this project include Tyler Kuhn, Aaron McLaughlin, Jaeziah Winegardner, Ayden Sherman, Blake Taylor, Ricardo Verduzco and Aiden Woods.
“Students are learning that concrete is one of the things you can’t mess up,” said Julia Kincaid. “You only have one chance to get it right. They learned about the right chemical levels based on the weather and dry time. It’s all about offering them great experiences and opportunities to build their résumé.”
“We are grateful to Kuert Concrete for their support on this project,” said Nick Wallenga, who supervised the pour.
Warsaw Area Career Center continues to develop students who are interested in the trades and offer them hands-on learning opportunities to explore a career pathway. More information can be found on the school website.