Wake County Schools S.H.E.D. Auction

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START
02
May 2017
11:15 AM EDT
END
10
May 2017
02:15 PM EDT
RAISED
$9,001.00
GOAL $15,000.00
60.0% To Goal

About Our Auction

9 Wake County High School Drafting and Construction programs will be involved in designing and building the sheds as a part of this event. Following the shed design competition, high school carpentry students will compete over a 2-day period to build the winning design. The general contractor and subcontractor team partners will be responsible for mentoring their high school teams prior to and throughout the build, but will not assist in the actual build. Mentoring will consist of educating students about safety, quality, planning, communication, and scheduling. The shed building competition will be judged by local building inspectors and safety officers from various construction companies. Upon completion of the competition completed sheds will be auctioned off and the money will be used to support the efforts of the ABC Carolinas Schools to Careers committee and a scholarship will be setup for students to attend trade, vocational, or construction-related curriculums. The shed competition winning schools will be awarded new power and hand tools donated by sponsors.


About Wake County - Schools to Careers

The Schools to Careers committee seeks to join companies in the construction community with our local schools to encourage students, parents, and educators to explore the various career opportunities in construction and to strengthen our work force for the future of our industry.

The Schools to Careers committee is teaming local general contractors and subcontractors with local Wake County high schools to serve as mentors and increase awareness about and promote interest in construction related careers. This will be an ongoing partnership between the contractors and high schools to continually educate students about the construction industry. As part of the partnership with local high schools, we will also be hosting an annual shed building competition. The Students’ Hands-on Experience Day (S.H.E.D) will allow high school drafting and carpentry students to compete in a shed design and building competition. The drafting competition consists of creating framing plans and exterior elevations for a 8’0”x11’6” shed. A panel of local architects will judge the drafting competition and determine the design winner. The design winners will be awarded laptops capable of supporting their school’s drafting software. Following the shed design competition, high school carpentry students will compete over a 3-day period to build the winning design. The general contractor and subcontractor team partners will be responsible for mentoring their high school teams prior to and throughout the build, but will not assist in the actual build. Mentoring will consist of educating students about safety, quality, planning, communication, and scheduling. The shed building competition will be judged by local building inspectors and safety officers from various construction companies.

The Sheds that are built during this competition will be auctioned off here and all funds will go to support outreach efforts of the Schools to Careers committee to bring students into the skilled trades.

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