Construction Watch: Indiana students get hands-on building experience in class and out

Students learn carpentry basics in class and then can apply for apprenticeships with a local contractor
By: | September 20, 2019
Hamilton Heights High School’s State Earn and Learn Program was developed through a partnership with the Indiana Construction Roundtable Foundation.Hamilton Heights High School’s State Earn and Learn Program was developed through a partnership with the Indiana Construction Roundtable Foundation.

Construction classes at Hamilton Heights High School are giving students a hands-on education. Students learn the basics of carpentry in class, including how to build walls and lay concrete, and can then apply for apprenticeships with a local contractor. The first State Earn and Learn Program of its kind in Indiana, it was developed through a partnership with the Indiana Construction Roundtable Foundation. Read more.

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Idaho is one of a handful of states using bonds and levies as the only way to fund new construction in school districts. To lower the local taxpayer contribution, several districts are asking the state to start paying half of school districts’ bond payments for new facilities or to make school districts eligible to collect impact fees. Read more.