Fort Scott Community College will host the fourth annual Careers in Construction Week from Tuesday, Oct. 30-Friday, Nov. 2. Eighth-graders from Bourbon, Crawford and Cherokee counties will join instructors Nacoma Oehme and Kim Coates for interactive demonstrations in carpentry and masonry.
Carpentry stations will be set up so students can enjoy a hands-on experience using palm sanders, routers, miter saws and drills. Masonry stations will include instruction in spreading mortar, laying brick, and operation of both a backhoe and skid loader.
Students will build a special project at the event to take home with them. Southeast Kansas area eighth-graders will learn how math skills directly relate to the construction industry. FSCC's goal is to to create an interest in construction trades and inspire future residential and commercial builders.
The schedule is as follows:
Oct. 30: Pittsburg and Frontenac middle schools.
Oct. 31: Baxter Springs and Girard middle schools.
Nov. 1: Arma Middle School.
Nov. 2: Fort Scott Middle School.