Okanagan College Residential Construction Students Use Skills To Support Local Family
Residential Construction students use skills to support local family
A team of 15 Okanagan College trades students put their skills to good use for a worthy cause this summer. The students, who took the Residential Construction Foundation program in Armstrong, which ran from February to August, were working digging holes and laying backfill at a project house when it was delayed due to weather conditions. Residential Construction Instructor Les Shuert needed to find an alternative project to fill the gap. When he was telling John Aarestad, building supply manager at Shepherd’s Home Hardware about his problem, Aarestad suggested the students try out their new skills building two 8-by-10 foot garden sheds and the store would donate the materials.