Jordan High School's Summit Academy Building Trades course featured in Teaching Today MN
The Building Trades course, started in the 2021-2022 school year, is a part of our Summit Academy program at Jordan High School. The Summit Academy is an experiential career studies program aimed at highly motivated juniors and seniors looking to expand their educational experience and develop in the professional world working side-by-side with experienced professionals in authentic learning experience. The Building Trades course can be taken after applying to join the course.
Students taking the building trades course gain experience in every aspect of construction including surveying, concrete, rough carpentry, plumbing, electrical, insulation, sheetrock, roofing, finishing/trim, and painting. Students also earn the 10-hour OSHA certification as well as potential college credit through articulation agreements with partners for nine educational courses. Students taking this course may look ahead to education and careers as contractors, plumbers, carpenters, electricians, masons, project managers, and engineers.
The Building Trades course has partnered to create projects for both school and community use....