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Saratoga, Warren, Washington Counties Workforce Development System
Residential Construction - 100 Hours
This 100 hour course is divided into four modules (25 hours each) which provide an introduction to the various stages of home building.
Topics include Construction Safety/OSHA, Practical Framing & Sheathing, Roof & Siding Systems and Interior Finish, Insulation & Ventilation.
*10 Hour OSHA Certification offered in Module I.
Students are required to bring your own safety gear (jeans or workpants, leather boots that cover the ankle, clear safety glasses)
TINY HOUSE PROJECT 2019
During the 2019 school year, WSWHE BOCES, in collaboration with Habitat for Humanity of Northern Saratoga, and the Saratoga-Warren-Washington Workforce Development System, partnered with the Saratoga Builders Association and Curtis Lumber to build a Tiny House. WSWHE BOCES high school level Career and Technical Education and adult students and Habitat volunteers worked in collaboration to complete a fully functional Tiny House, which was presented to the community during the 2019 Showcase of Homes. The Tiny House featured the latest in building techniques and products, beautiful interiors, as well as high quality furnishings - all built by local students and volunteers!
“We are so excited to be able to engage in partnerships that will enrich the workforce in our region, and provide both students and adult learners, the opportunity to gain hands on experience in the construction field, while working as a team,” said Dr. Turina Parker, Executive Director for Educational and Support Programs.
The Tiny House build was part of a new, 100-hour course, divided into four modules (25 hours each) which provide an introduction to the various stages of home building. Topics include residential construction codes and regulations, safety, tool usage, materials selection, and various construction techniques. Participants are eligible to receive OSHA certification upon completion of the course. The Tiny House was then put up for auction and was sold to the winning bidder.