Building Trades

  • Develop skills in carpentry, electricity, masonry and plumbing

  • Operate a variety of professional hand and power tools

  • Build and renovate structures for local nonprofit organizations

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Our Building Trades program is endorsed by the following organization:

Pennsylvania Builders Association

Industry Credentials

Building Trades students can earn the following certifications and credentials in high school:

  • OSHA Certification via CareerSafe
  • Pennsylvania Skills Certificate via NOCTI®

College Credits

A statewide articulation agreement known as SOAR allows students to earn college credit for their work in the Building Trades program.

Career Pathways

with industry credentials:

  • Carpenter apprentice
  • Electrician apprentice
  • Masonry apprentice
  • Plumbing apprentice
  • Property manager

with associate degree or experience:

  • Carpenter
  • Construction supervisor
  • Electrician
  • Mason
  • Plumber

with bachelor’s degree:

  • Architect
  • Civil engineer
  • Construction manager
  • Engineering manager


Teacher: Steven Ring

Counselor: Jessica Kamber


Career Tree

Industry Partners

Representatives from the following local businesses serve on the Building Trades program’s Occupational Advisory Council:

Student Organizations

Building Trades students are eligible for membership in the following Career & Technical Student Organizations, or CTSOs:

  • SkillsUSA

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Schnecksville, PA

Preparing all students for their personalized career pathway