Who Will Fill the Construction Jobs of Tomorrow?

Construction JobsDPT, a Los Angeles construction company, knows how tough it can be to hire for the trades. Luckily some high school programs across the country are teaching students how to remodel and build homes, sometimes from scratch. Consider these three examples:

  • In New Buffalo, Michigan, students from New Buffalo High School are building a house on top of the foundation of the house that used to be there. The prior house was infested with black mold. This is a brand new home. The home will be built with green technology and be environmentally friendly.
  • In Fairfax County in Virginia, the public school residential construction program has been focused on students building homes for the last 42 years. They recently completed their 20th house which included universal design elements like:
    • A first floor bedroom with an accessible bathroom
    • 36” doorways throughout the home
    • Wide hallways
    • An intercom system
    • Non-slip flooring
    • Raised outlets and more
  • About 300 students from Sherwood High School in Sherwood, OR, built a three-bedroom, two-bath Craftsman style home. The students attended classes ranging from architecture to advanced construction. They put in hundreds of hours of work doing everything: the initial design, framing, floor installation and detailed millwork. The house is now up for sale.

These and other schools across the country have these programs for the future construction industry workers of America. In addition, to learning everything about building a house, they are actually constructing houses to the point where the homes will eventually be occupied. In the process, they are learning about the most recent advances in building homes as well as how to use the tools of the trade.

About DPT. Inc.

DPT, Inc, has been a Los Angeles commercial and residential space remodeler since 1986. We have extensive experience building and remodeling in the commercial and residential space and employ the best pros in the business. Contact us at www.dptconstructionca.com.