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Eagle Construction is more than a ‘wood shop class’

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A student is pictured here working in the shop as part of Eagle Construction, which is an award-winning program at Poinciana that offers Eagles various opportunities.

A student is pictured here working in the shop as part of Eagle Construction, which is an award-winning program at Poinciana that offers Eagles various opportunities.

Emily Kersey

Emily Kersey

A student is pictured here working in the shop as part of Eagle Construction, which is an award-winning program at Poinciana that offers Eagles various opportunities.

Emily Kersey, Reporter

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Eagle Construction at PHS is not just an elective. The program can get you ready for a career after high school.

Irwin Inwood, Eagle Construction instructor, said that the program offers much more than just construction.

Starting this program can help you open your eyes to the construction career but not all students will go into this career, Inwood said.

Students get real hands-on experience because they are assigned to various projects that are designed and built for paying customers.

Taking wood shop can benefit students that have an interest in construction or similar career paths, Inwood said.

“We have scholarships offered to students every year, a toolbox award ceremony, different field trips, SKILLSUSA and many job opportunities,” said Inwood.

There is a job opportunity for students at least sixteen years old where they can work for the school during the summer, he said.

Students can earn up to $3000???? but also can get an extra high school credit.

“Every student gets their safety certification, also CPR and first aid,” said Inwood.

Post-secondary options are plentiful for construction students. Graduating from Eagle Construction can lead directly to a full-time job after high school.

Students may also choose to continue to college with experience under their belt to pursue further expertise in the field.

“I was thinking about doing journeyman and then going for my master carpentry,” said President of Construction program, senior Dean Brooks.

This class is not just for people who plan to make a career out of it; construction can also help students build character and open doors. It can strengthen who you are and open many doors for possible interests, said Inwood.

The program helps students gain leadership experience, which many jobs and colleges look for.

“This class helped me come out of my shell,” said sophomore Sundee Kuhn.

“Last year I was quiet and now I’m more outgoing.”

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  1. Ramy Jaber on December 14th, 2016 8:29 PM

    I agree with this because I am a student in wood shop class and I can confirm that Mr.Inwood’s class is just amazing and was just at the breathtaking toolbox award ceremony with many of my friends.

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