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.
O*NET-Standard Occupation Classification Code: 47-3012.00
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
Prepare and sort materials or products for recycling. Identify and remove hazardous substances. Dismantle components of products such as appliances.