Construction Trades


About the Class

The course is run as realistically as possible to resemble a construction company, introducing students to many different jobs in the industry. Students will learn about job safety, framing, roofing, siding, stairs, rafters, basic rigging, and many different projects using the tools of the trade such as a table saw, disc sander, skill saw, band saw, and many hand tools. This program is coordinated and sponsored in partnership with the NCCER (National Center for Construction Education and Research) and CITC of Washington (Construction Industry Training Council). With successful completion of this program, students will receive a National Certificate of Completion of Core Curriculum.

Meet the Instructor


Jerry Helm

My name is Jerry Helm, I am the Instructor of the Construction Trades Program here at Sno-Isle Tech. I've been teaching this program for 24 years, and have enjoyed every minute! I've been in the Construction Industry for approximately 40 years, and owned my own company for 20 of those years, building Residential and Light Commercial buildings.

In my class students have the opportunity to learn a wide variety of introductory level construction techniques, giving them a solid glimpse into what they might like to do in the future. We work with a variety of specialized tools and equipment and learn about the various professions available in the Construction Industry-carpenter, electrician, plumber, roofer, drywall installer, painter, and more. Students attend career related field trips, make contact with professionals in the field and prepare for the future by learning about career opportunities after high school in apprenticeship programs and technical schools. Also, students have the opportunity to apply for internships and scholarships to assist with continuing education.

If this sounds interesting, take a moment to watch the video profile and check out some to the pictures of me and my students working. Thank you for your interest in Construction Trades; I look forward to meeting you at an upcoming Open House event or during our student interviews in the spring!

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Application opens in early February.