PUBLISHED: 3:59 PM on Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Southeast Alaskan youth attend Construction Trades Academy this week
Twenty 17-24 year old future construction trades workers from Juneau, Haines, Hoonah, Yakutat and Sitka are attending the Construction Trades Academy through April 27, in Juneau. This two-week academy will teach basic carpentry skills, construction math, safety training, First-Aid/CPR, and power actuated tools.

The goal of the academy is to prepare students for a construction trades apprenticeship program, or an entry-level position in the construction trades industry.

Students will gather at the Juneau Plumber's and Pipefitter's Hall in Juneau for 11 days of instruction by Alaska Works Partnership personnel and others.

Activities will include classroom sessions dealing with construction math and techniques; job-search strategies and employee skills; hands-on construction training; apprenticeship information; and field trips. Students who satisfactorily complete the academy will receive several construction certifications in addition to a construction tool set. Along with the training, perspective employers and union representatives will meet with the students at the end of the Academy.