Michele Spring Reporting:
(Wednesday, December 26, 2018) New Philadelphia, Ohio – Buckeye Career Center students are gaining some real-world working experience as well as assisting a local organization the ability to save on labor costs.
Electrical systems technology students inspected a building that will be the future home of the Noah’s Hope Child Advocacy Center of Tuscarawas County.
Public Relations Coordinator Shyanne Carroll said the CAC is leasing-to-own a property on East High Avenue that’s being renovated.
“Our construction students actually started the process and they went in and did some demolition. They’ll be removing some walls and they pulled up the carpet and then their big problem is electric. It was very outdated, so our students went in and they were tasked with finding code violations.”
Carroll said Buckeye students were instructed to go into the property and act as if they were professional home inspectors.
“Our students were able to come up with a list of all these problems. And just yesterday they did their presentation for Vanessa Stergios and the CAC and told them basically what is wrong and what their recommendations are. So, obviously our instructor Mr. Burdick will go in and make sure those things are accurate and then they will go through and correct those things that are wrong.”
Along with the BCC electrical systems students, HVAC students, construction students, and energy operations students will assist in the renovation of the home. The CAC hopes to have the new center renovated before the end of the 2018-2019 school year.
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