News

Gering High School’s construction trades program completes house project

Gering High School’s construction trades program announced the completion of its latest project—a house near the Gering golf course.
Image

GERING, Neb. (KNEP) - Gering High School’s construction trades program announced the completion of its latest project—a house near the Gering golf course. The initiative involved collaboration between the school’s students and staff, along with members from Mid-Plains Community College who provided additional expertise to enhance the students’ construction knowledge.

The program aims to equip students with valuable skills and prepare them for future careers in the trades.

“This sets me up perfectly, teaching me young I learned everything from Mr. Gable here, it helped me prepare for my future,” said former student Colin Schwartzkopf.

The construction trade curriculum at Gering High School is structured to allow sophomores and juniors to take introductory classes covering safety and theoretical aspects. As the students progress to their senior year, they have the opportunity to work on a hands-on project, such as the recently completed house.

“The last three years I got to learn first hand and get a head start on just my basic knowledge of construction, that will save me a bunch of money, a bunch of time and I’ve liked it so much that I have decided go into the trades myself,” said former student Jacob Van Anne.

The project for the upcoming school year involves building a new preschool building for Northfield Elementary. Additionally, participating students earn college credit through Mid-Plains Community College.