|Delcastle Technical High School|
General Construction is designed for special needs students who desire a construction related occupation. Students are instructed in basic carpentry and woodworking skills. Emphasis is on hands-on learning with related instruction in measurement, safety, and use of hand and power equipment. Workers in the construction trades represent the largest group of skilled and semi‑skilled workers in the nation’s labor force. Carpenters are involved in all types of building and repairing of residential homes and commercial sites. Employment opportunities in the construction field are expected to increase faster than the average. Employment is found with small building and repair contractors, large construction firms, or other industries that use carpenters as part of their maintenance and repair crews. Workers may build partitions; make drywall repairs; paint; and make repairs on roofs, doors, windows, and woodwork. General construction workers benefit by having skills in a variety of areas such as carpentry, painting, and drywall installation and finishing. Students also learn the safety practices, use of tools required, and the application of concepts commonly used by carpenters as related to building maintenance.
Employment opportunities available after high school graduation:
Carpenter’s Helper/Apprentice, Plumber’s Helper/Apprentice, Electrician’s Helper/Apprentice, General Laborer, Painter, Siding/Gutter and Downspout Installer, Roofer, Dry Waller, Commercial Building Maintenance