Moncks Corner, SC, March 31, 2017
The Berkeley County School District (BCSD) and Contract Construction partnered to provide a field study trip for over 20 Timberland High School Building Construction students. A continuation of BCSD’s new “Building Berkeley” initiative, students visited the Berkeley Education Center renovation site, the future Foxbank Elementary School site and the newly constructed Nexton Elementary School guided by Contract Construction leadership.
“This field study added relevancy to classroom standards, linked job requirements to skills learned, and provided students with an opportunity to explore hands-on state of the art technology used in the Building Construction industry,” said BCSD Director of Career and Technical Education Tana Lee. “This was a wonderful opportunity for our students to learn from seasoned construction professionals, and we appreciate Contract Construction’s partnership and leadership in ‘Building Berkeley’.”
Greg Hughes, President of Contract Construction, added, “The shared goal for BCSD and Contract Construction is to inspire young men and women to see the construction field as more than a job. Construction is an extremely rewarding and essential profession, especially when considering the continued growth of Berkeley County. We were excited to have these students join us on our job sites. I am sure we will both continue to learn a lot from each other.”
This field study comes on the heels of BCSD’s launch of “Building Berkeley” on March 14 at the Berkeley Education Center renovation site. In partnership with Contract Construction, BCSD Career and Technical Education Building Construction students at Berkeley and Timberland High Schools will receive on-the-job training and apprenticeships made possible through Carolinas Association of General Contractor’s “Build Your Future” initiative.
author: Katie Orvin Tanner, Berkeley County School District, OrvinK@bcsdschools.net