Welcome to Construction Trades

Construction Trades Overview

  • The Construction Trades program provides students with hands-on construction experience as they participate in the completion of an off-site construction project. Students will spend the majority of their class time working in the shop at the job site.

    • Learn the skills necessary to remodel, repair and maintain a home
    • Explorer career, educational and employment opportunities including advanced placement in a construction-related apprenticeship program

    What We Do

    • Partner with educational and industrial institutions for advanced learning and employment opportunities
    • Integrate skills needed in the workplace into classroom and laboratory instruction
    • Participate in unique partnershps with Farmers Insurance, Heartland Habitat for Humanity, and the Builders Training Center

    photo of home built by Construction Trades program This program is available to students in their junior and/or senior year for three hours a day.

    Career Opportunities

    • An articulation agreement with the Western Training Facility and Regional Carpenters Council provides commercial apprenticeship opportunities in 13 skilled craft areas. Students entering a commercial apprenticeship receive preferential treatment and approximately 30 hours of college credit upon completion of specific apprenticeships.
    • Residential construction opportunities are available through requests from area contractors representing all fields of residential construction from the foundation to the finish work, specialty areas, new construction and remodeling work.
    • Become self-employed and own your own business.

    Professional Organizations

    • St. Louis - Kansas City Carpenters Regional Council
    • Western Training Facility
    • Associated General Contractors
    • National Association of the Remodeling Industry
    • Home Builders Association
    • Heartland Habitat for Humanity
    • McCown Gordon Construction
    • Farmers Insurance

    Student Organization

    • SkillsUSA