Nine Manor middle schoolers got some hands-on experience while learning about construction trades during “Construction Wars,” held May 26th at the ABC Keystone Construction Center in Manheim.
In the morning, students donned hard hats, safety goggles, and gloves while learning how to use a variety of tools, make a stepstool, wire an electrical circuit, repair a plumbing fixture, mortaring a brick wall, and make a toolbox. Their “tutors” were construction professionals.
Students also learned about jobs in the trades and the career and technical education programs available to them from a representative of Lancaster County Career & Technical Center.
“Construction Wars” exposed students to high-paying, in-demand jobs that don’t require a four-year college degree, said Danielle Rogers, the school counselor at Manor Middle School. “An education and training program in construction trades may be the right fit for them,” she said.
Participants from Manor Middle School included Harper Crowl, Noah Cruz, James Helm, Bethany Kramer, Madalyn Kreider, Cole Miller, Trinity Mowery, Colin Sweet, and Madison Wagner.