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Construction Academy Prepares High School Students for High Demand Fields


District high school students have the opportunity to learn new skills and enhance employment opportunities at the upcoming Construction Academy and Construction Workshops. The first Construction Academy course, Building Trades 1A begins August 27, 2012 and the deadline for students to apply is 4:30p.m. on August 23, 2012.

The Alaska Construction Academy Program consists of the Construction Academy and Construction Workshops and is funded by a grant from Construction Education Fund. The purpose of the program is to provide high school students vocational courses and workshops that lead to jobs in high demand fields in construction and/or trade apprenticeship programs.

Construction Academy classes are held throughout the school year, three days a week from 3:15 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. at Hutchison High School and North Pole High School. Students may receive .5 elective credit for each completed course; college credit for completed courses is also available.

The Construction Workshops begin in January 2013 and run for two to five days from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the Pipeline Training Center. The workshops include Introduction to Construction Trades, Power Skills 2, Exploring the Trades, Scaffold User, and Forklift Driver Training and are taught by Alaska Works Partnership instructors.

All Construction Academy and Construction Workshops start dates, as well as forms and application instructions, may be found at www.k12northstar.org/academy. Applications for all courses and workshops are due five business days prior to the start date. Transportation to and from the Construction Academy and Construction Workshops is the responsibility of the parent/student.

For more information contact: Traci Gatewood, Director of Grants & Special Projects, Phone: (907) 452‐

2000 x11464, Email: traci.gatewood@k12northstar.org

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