June 21-23, 2022!

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

Registration: Online registration opens April 18, 2022

Cost: $100


About the camp

Students interested in learning construction skills will have the opportunity this summer with the Char-Em ISD Construction Technology Academy. The camp takes place for three days in June 2022.

The three-day academy will teach students in grades 6-10 (current year, 2021-22) 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.

“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,” said Tory Thrush, Career/College Readiness Consultant with Char-Em ISD’s CTE team.

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.

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 other summer camps, Career Academy for Kids (CA4K), Welding Academy, and Operation: Bravehearts


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