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Students are learning construction industry skills

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Whitney Institute Middle School has partnered with Greymane Construction to provide a work learning experience. M3 students engage in team building and collaboration actitivies every first and last Friday of the month. Several students shared their experience on the first educational encounter.

Rajahnai Wears commented: “We helped to chop wood and destroy wood pieces and countertops. It was fun.”

Tariq Robinson-Dillas shared: “We had to watch out for rusty nails and other things that might be dangerous. We wore safety goggles as part of the safety rules in the building”

Nikye Johnston said: “It was a nice experience. It showed what it would be like in the working world. I learned how to make shelves. I learned how to use a hand drill safely.”

Jomei Bean-Lindo agreed. “I think the experience was good. It showed us how to listen to instruction. It was interesting to use the machinery and put things in the truck.”

Isaiah chimed in: “ Mr Holford is a funny guy. He was straight up telling us what to do. But he did it in a nice, calm voice.”

Hands-on experience: Jalani Richardson?s work experience beyond the walls of Whitney Institute included a day with Greymane Construction company.
A steady hand: Jomei Bean-Lindo, a student at Whitney Institute, took advantage of the work experience opportunity with Greymane Construction to learn some new skills

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Published November 24, 2011 at 1:00 am (Updated November 24, 2011 at 8:24 am)

Students are learning construction industry skills

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