“In spite of what home builders might hear, our kids are ready to take the next step. In our area, so many times education is slammed, but I have to say we’re doing a good job preparing kids for the construction world. We’re just doing it in a different way than Mom and Dad used to do it. Experiential learning tends to help students retain more and hold skills more. It’s a big part of learning. This means they’re going to fail sometimes, but we all have to experience that to know how to succeed. When walls fall down they have to find out why, and then rebuild it,” he says.
Fraser is confident the program is developing a promising future for today’s home builders. “The students are pretty dedicated, and home builders will have an excited work force coming their way in a few years. Hopefully they’ll have jobs out there for them. They’re fired up.”