The Northwest Career & Technical Academy’s Construction Careers Academy is a year-long satellite program offered on the Meridian High School campus, 194 West Laurel Rd., Bellingham, WA 98226 (360-398-8111). Classes run daily, Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Students living outside the Bellingham area must provide their own transportation. This program is designed to prepare students for careers in the construction industry. Students will study a nationally recognized construction trade curriculum and participate in hands-on building activities.
Students will learn about work-site safety, construction-based applied math, safe use of hand and power tools, blueprint reading, communication skills, employability skills, material handling and framing skills. The program helps students explore a variety of construction-related career opportunities, develops appropriate work readiness skills and prepares them to enter construction-related apprenticeships, post-secondary education programs or entry-level jobs. With successful completion of the program, students will receive a national, industry-recognized certificate of training completion.
For the year-long program, students will receive 3 high school credits; one credit for each class: Construction Occupational Education (1 cr), Construction Technical English (1 cr) and Construction Technical Math (1 cr).
For more details, contact the program instructor, Mr. Michael Batz
2nd Semester 2015-2016: The Academy has added a PM session of our Construction program. It will be offered from 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at the Mount Vernon Campus. Mr. Batz will also teach this session.