Pre-Vocational Programs

  • The Exploratory Shop is a one-year shop designed for the first year shop student.  Students will explore entry-level carpentry, maintenance, and recycling tasks along with general shop tasks that will transfer to future shop experiences.  Skills associated with theses tasks that will be developed include:

    • Installation — Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs to meet specifications.
    • Mathematics — Using mathematics to solve problems.
    • Equipment Selection — Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
    • Equipment Maintenance — Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
    • Management of Material Resources — Obtaining and seeing to the appropriate use of equipment, facilities, and materials needed to do certain work.
    • Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
    • Troubleshooting — Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
    • Active Listening — Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
    • Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
    • Time Management — Managing one's own time and the time of others.  

Employment Opportunities

Carpenter Helpers

  • O*NET-Standard Occupation Classification Code: 47-3012.00

    Job Description:

    Help carpenters by performing duties of lesser skill. Duties include using, supplying or holding materials or tools, and cleaning work area and equipment.

    Sample of reported job titles:

    Carpenter Helper, Carpenter Apprentice

Recycling and Reclamation Workers

  • O*NET – Standard Occupation Classification Code: 51-9199.01

    Job Description:

    Prepare and sort materials or products for recycling.  Identify and remove hazardous substances.  Dismantle components of products such as appliances.