Finally they’ll learn carpentry, building wooden succulent boxes that they can take home, said history teacher Lisa Flanagan, who runs the class with career/technical instructor Barrett Becker, who is also a licensed contractor. The experience introduces girls to potential careers in construction work and management MacLeod said, noting that students can enter paid apprenticeships right after high school, and progress to lucrative permanent positions. One of their class activities is a field trip to tour the trade organization Associated General Contractors, where they’ll learn about professional opportunities. Beyond that, the course offers a primer on household repair and maintenance. “It’s to give girls an idea of careers they might not have thought of,” he said. “Or they can do their own work on their home and electricity.” Ramirez said that’s right in line with her aspiration to buy a plot of land and build from scratch. “That’s been my goal,” she said. “I drew my own house. So for later, when I build my own house, I’ll use these skills.” Junior Angelica Bungcayo said she hopes to go into nursing, but appreciates the chance to become more self-sufficient as an adult.
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