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Over 50 Students from Springville’s woodworking classes participated in a Construction Tour. Students talked to heard from Oackland Construction, Arive Homes, Crutis Miner Architecture, Fetzer Woodworks, Latyon Construction, D.R. Horton and Fondell Woodworking about trends of the industry and how they can be a part of those trends. Branden Hawkins said, “I liked the real-world application of the skills Billings is teaching me!” Elizabeth Nunez liked the idea of business management within the industry. Bethany Blakely commented that, “Construction workers don’t do just physical labor; there are a ton of career paths in construction.” Jonah Blocker commented on the integration of AutoCad Software in both residential and commercial settings. Sawyer Wilcox was impressed with the “green” construction movement. Many of the students were impressed with the 3-D printing and how it applies to this trade. Hayden Pierce mentioned, “I learned there are a lot of careers in woodworking and now I might consider it.” Cory Clay said, “I learned a ton about how UVU and other colleges can help me in my future!”
The idea of “Building Better Communities” partnership between UVU and many employers, united students in Springville’s woodworking classes to how they can apply those classes and change their lives.