Lyndon Institute Construction Trades Students Repair Structure at Kingdom Trails
Students enrolled in Lyndon Institute’s Career and Technical Education Construction Trades program have been busy this fall repairing and improving a structure at the Kingdom Trails Nordic Adventure Center in East Burke, VT. Kingdom Trails has been preparing for the upcoming Nordic ski season and LI’s Construction Trades students and instructor Travis Bugbee were on hand to help get their facilities ready for the start of the 2018-19 season.
"It has been a pleasure to work with Travis and his Construction Trades class. Our Nordic shed that houses our winter grooming equipment was in need of some repairs and improvements and partnering with the LI students was a fantastic way to provide them a hands-on learning experience and in turn, gave us a better structure to operate out of which will directly help us provide a better groomed trail product this winter. Their dedication and hard work over the last few weeks has been outstanding, even while the early season snowfall made for some challenging working conditions. I'm excited to start using our newly refurbished shed and begin our winter operations and hope the students feel a sense of pride and accomplishment after this collaboration." said Kingdom Trails Association Trails Manager CJ Scott.
The Construction Trades program at LI is for students who wish to enter a building trades (construction or maintenance) career field. Students are provided entry-level, industry-validated, hands-on training that prepares the student to enter and be successful in the job market. The Construction Trades program includes studies in basic shop skills, aspects of carpentry, concrete, electrical wiring, plumbing, painting, and estimating. Interactive computer-aided training is used to enhance students’ 21st-century work skills and students also participate in resume writing and job interview skills. Projects such as this provide Lyndon Institute Construction Trades students the opportunity to apply their skills in a real-world setting.