Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate accurate linear measuring of materials down to 1/16th of an inch, with understanding of 32nds, 64ths and metric division.
- Know what to expect regarding aptitude tests on apprenticeship entry exams, and have materials to develop proficiency.
- Understand scale drawings, principles of blueprints, symbol usage, and how to read sketches and working drawings, floor plans and elevations.
- Demonstrate improvement in basic tool recognition, proper identification, and safe handling and usage of both tools and materials.
- Show a marked improvement in math skills as related to the building trades. Whole numbers operations; fractions; decimals; percentages; ratios; interest and discounts; estimating methods and dimension.
- Regain ability to apply geometric formulas and principles, to recognize various geometric figures, angle relationships, hypotenuse measurement and use of Pythagorean Theorem and square roots.
- Learn the functions of individual trades and their scope of work through trade specific seminars and hands-on learning led by tradeswomen.
- Show a marked increase in physical stamina, strength and endurance through an intensive physical conditioning program.
- Learn basics of physical science applications as they relate to the mechanics of the physical world and affect work in the trades.