UPDATED Dates: June 22-24, 2021

15 slots will be available for students in grades 6-10 (current school year).

Cost: $100



Char-Em ISD Construction Technology Camp set for Summer 2021!

Students interested in learning construction skills will have a new opportunity this summer with the opening of the Char-Em ISD Construction Technology Academy. The camp takes place for three days: June 22-24, 2021.

The day-week academy will teach students in grades 6-10 (current year, 2020-21) the know-how and hands-on skills it takes to be successful in the building trades. It will mirror some aspects of what students learn in the classroom in Construction Technology Career and Technical Education programs offered by several Char-Em ISD schools.

The CTA will be based at Petoskey High School, but is open to any students in grades 6-10 throughout Char-Em ISD schools.

“We have been working to get a camp like this going for a couple years, and we are so thrilled that it came together for this summer,” said Tory Thrush, Career/College Readiness Consultant with Char-Em ISD’s CTE team. “Students will gain valuable skills that will help them going forward, be it with summer jobs during their teen years or future careers in the building industry. We really thrive on creating new opportunities for our students to be career and college ready.”

The camp will take place from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. daily.

There will be 15 student slots available. Participants will meet and work from the Petoskey High School Building Trades classroom.

Those attending will be building 10×16-foot, pre-ordered sheds. Through this process, they will learn safety skills and proper operation of hand and power tools. Tools used will include hammer, speed square, measuring tape, skill saw, miter saw, pneumatic/cordless framing nailers, sawzall, and trim nailers.

Students will learn floor and wall layout, the difference between rafters and trusses, and how to frame in a roof with rafters. Other important knowledge about the building trades, including meeting code for residential construction, will be provided.

Registration for the camp closes May 21, 2021. The link to register will be on the home page of Char-Em ISD, www.charemisd.org, and on the Char-Em ISD Facebook page. For more information, contact Thrush at (231) 340-3432 or by email at thrusht@charemisd.org

The Construction Trades Academy joins Char-Em ISD’s two other summer camps, Career Academy for Kids (CA4K) and the Welding Academy. Information about all camps can be found at www.charemisd.org.

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