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Gavin Border
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The carpentry program at Wheeling Park High School gives students the opportunity to work hands-on with tools and learn skills that are necessary to enter the carpentry workforce.

Carpentry students learn how to utilize woodworking tools to build and create wooden structures from signs to houses. Carpentry teacher, Mr. Myers believes that this is what draws student to the carpentry program

“I think kids have realized there is a lot of hands-on activity in my class and that’s one of the things that they like. The kids that really like to make stuff are kind of drawn to carpentry,” said Mr. Myers.

The class starts with the basics and expands as the students skills develop. 

“The first thing we do is start off with safety for all the power and hand tools. Then we go into learning how to construct houses and how houses are built,” said carpentry teacher Mr. Myer

The program also educates students on different technical schools in the area, and teach skills important to entering the workforce.

“Students learn about work skills and employment schools in the carpentry area,” said Mr. Myers

The Carpentry program’s projects can often be seen throughout the school.

“Our claim to fame is the WPHS letters, and we made the park sign in the front lobby, we always decorate for the prom entrance,” said Mr. Myers.

Students of the carpentry program take pride in their hard work.

“I always enjoy being able to see the projects we’ve made on display in the schools store,” said carpentry student Joshua Albrecht.

 

 

 



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