Building Trades and Technology

Preparing Pagosa Springs High School Students for a career in Residential Construction through hands-on learning

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Why building trades at Pagosa Springs High School?

In 2015, per the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 30% of high school graduates were not enrolled in colleges or universities. Additionally, employment of construction laborers and helpers is projected to grow 13 percent from 2014 to 2024, faster than the average for all occupations. Laborers and helpers work in all fields of construction, and demand for these workers will mirror the level of overall construction activity (BLS). With the assistance of the local community, students will have the opportunity to intern with local contractors to learn the skills and gain the hands-on experience.
With the assistance of the local community, students will have the opportunity to intern with local contractors to learn the skills and gain the hands-on experience.

Help us build a better future for Pagosa youth

Contact us today for more information on the future and needs of The Building Trades and Technology program at Pagosa Springs High School

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Building Trades Education and Build Pagosa

The Pagosa Area Builders Advisory Committee, an integral part of Build Pagosa, is working with the Archuleta School District to develop a vocational program to teach high school students the skills needed to work in, and ultimately pursue a career in the building trades industry. PABAC is also working to develop an internship program that will place students with local contractors during the summer months in order to help them gain real-world experience and on-the-job training.

Expanding the community’s vocational program for both students and adults requires classroom space. A building has been purchased and the committee is working to remodel the structure in order to provide space for the current Building Trades and Technology I course. It has also been shown through a full waiting list that there is interest in continuing the trades courses with advanced level teaching. To do so requires resources and classroom space.

You can help PABAC by getting involved. Join us at our weekly meetings, Wednesday at 3:00 pm at the Town Hall. Donate to our new building with your professional skills, materials or funding through our non-profit. To learn more, contact us and we would be happy to answer any questions and to help you get involved.

Building Trades and Technology I

Consisting of: Intro to Construction, Framing, Drywall Hang & Finish, and Finish Carpentry

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