Construction program holds open house


Hillary Currier

Construction classes are very hands-on. The construction open house takes place on Friday.

By Molly Fast, staff writer

     On Friday, June 3, Tigard High’s construction department will be holding an open house. From 4-7 p.m. anyone can stop by the shop to see projects made by students and even purchase some. 

     Construction teacher Jamie Swindle hopes to expose students to possible careers in construction after high school through his classes. 

     “In construction class students are able to explore a lot of different job opportunities in construction and trade related industries,” Swindle said. “Those kinds of jobs are in high demand with high wages and the kids learn a lot here.” 

     Senior Charlie Peters shared his favorite part of construction class. 

     “The environment of the shop and class is great,” Peters said. “I love how it’s hands-on and you are constantly up and moving.”

     Students in construction also learn problem solving skills while working on projects throughout the year. 

     Swindle shared his favorite parts about teaching the class. 

     “I love to see kids get into a problem, figure out a solution, and fix the problem,” Swindle said. “They are learning, engaging and getting real world experience through hands-on projects.”  

     The open house will include a silent auction, food, drink and a showcase of student work.

     “We hope for this open house and sale to be the first of an annual event,” Swindle said. “I can’t wait for members of this community to see all the hard work from these students.”