Selkirk construction class graduates

Andy George
By Andy George
July 4th, 2011

Fresh from their morning finals, the 2011 grads from Selkirk College’s Foundation Level Carpentry course were eager to laugh and relax. They celebrated with a barbeque in the afternoon of Sunday, Jun. 26 at City Park.   According to Cara-Lee Melange, Continuing Education Coordinator, “This very successful program could not have happened without the support of School District #51 as the students were able to use the Grand Forks Secondary School (GFSS) shop for duration of the program since it started in January. Selkirk students were allowed to use the shop on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, when GFSS classes were not in session.”   Undoubtedly, access to the GFSS shop was instrumental in one of the big class projects: constructing a storage shed at Dr. Perley Elementary. The students built it from the ground up, mixing in-class tutorials with on-site practicum. They turned over the freestanding building with only the electrical wiring and external proofing needing completion. 

The graduating students can now move on to a Provincial Apprenticeship Program with their basic qualifications now met. 

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