Skilled to Work: Elmira students building a foundation for their future

Students at Elmira High School are learning carpentry skills and construction basics -- and are earning college credits along the way.

Posted: Mar 6, 2019 11:23 AM
Updated: Mar 6, 2019 11:30 AM

ELMIRA, Ore. -- Students at Elmira High School are learning carpentry skills and construction basics -- and are earning college credits along the way.

KEZI 9 News caught up with the students as they prepared the foundation for a new ticket booth for the football field.

It’s a three-level course. First-level students learned how to use a grade laser, and upper-level students helped level the ground.

“It’s a good opportunity,” junior Elizabeth Becker said. “There’s a lot of other elective classes that you could do but I would suggest doing more of these classes. I mean, it teaches you a lot of work opportunity and things like that, and it helps you learn how to do a lot of different things.”

Students in the program earn credits for Lane Community College’s construction technology course.

KEZI 9 News is partnering with employers in our area to address the lack of workers for skilled jobs. To learn more about "Skilled to Work," click here.

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