PJC & Habitat for Humanity Build New Carpentry Program
3/28/2006 Pensacola Junior College, in partnership with Pensacola Habitat for Humanity, is beginning a new vocational carpentry program within its engineering technology department in May.
Students master carpentry skills as they build real Habitat for Humanity houses via the on-the-job training program that features four career paths – construction carpentry assistant, trim/finish carpenter, roof/frame carpenter and foundation carpenter. Depending on individual levels of experience, students can complete the program at the end of each path.
PJC’s Carpentry Vocational Certificate is approved by the Florida Department of Education.
“We know this partnership is a win-win agreement for Pensacola Habitat for Humanity and PJC,” says Betty Salter, Habitat for Humanity executive director. “It will help us build more houses for very low-income families, and PJC will train more people in the construction field. This will help meet a great need in this community.”
PJC President Tom Delaino says, “This is obviously a phenomenal opportunity for the community. It provides a chance to train workers in a critical need area of the construction trade.”
For more information about the vocational carpentry program and PJC’s associate degree programs in building construction and manufacturing, call the engineering technology department at 484-1950.