As the construction for City Gardens continues, we were pleased to welcome 3rd year Carpentry students from Thompson Rivers University (TRU) on to the construction site. It was an opportunity for our own trades team to share their wealth of knowledge and experience with the students who were just as eager to be onsite for hands on learning.
Carpentry Instructor, Greg Alm’s students also worked side by side with the Pagnotta team on the construction of the suspended slab and form work.
“Getting onsite at a construction site is such good learning for our students,” noted Alm. “We are appreciative of Kelson Group creating the opportunity for our students, especially since a project of this magnitude has never been built in Kamloops before. They certainly learned a lot and it has created excitement for what their future careers in construction hold.”
The TRU Carpentry students helped move and assemble parts of the form work to familiarize themselves with the steps and procedures prior to placing concrete. This hands-on experience on such a large-scale project allowed for students to take what they learn in the classroom and put their knowledge to use.
Big thanks to Pagnotta Concrete for their work hosting the students at the City Gardens construction site. This kind of collaboration between industry and education is essential for preparing and inspiring the next generation of skilled workers.