Residential and Construction Pathway

Start your Career

in Home Building

Learning in Teams and Learning in Context.

The Simon Builders Program teaches students to build using hands-on learning experiences that parallel the workplace.  The class starts at 6:30 a.m.  Students build for four hours and then attend their academic classes for four hours (4×4).  They work together as teams, thinking, planning, problem solving and assessing whether their work is to standard.  Students receive minimum wage for up to 8 hours per week, for being on-time, ready to work!  They build an 8 x 20 foot tiny house that is inspected by a third party professional so that it can be legally sold and occupied when completed.  

Real Projects. Real Skills.

When Simon Builders apply for their first career-related job, they are able to show a year of work experience, list a professional reference, an OSHA-10, Safety Certification and over 1000 hours of knowledge and skills training in multiple trades including:

  • SAFETY!
  • Tool care and inventory control
  • Construction Plan Reading
  • Carpentry
  • Roofing
  • Plumbing
  • Electrical 
  • Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC)
  • Drywall Installation
  • Finish Carpentry
  • Painting
  • Flooring

Simon Builders Program

Real Projects. Real Skills.

Program Model

Simon Builder’s Program

Our Career Technical Education Program seeks to identify, recruit, and train students for the Building and Construction Trades; preparing them for life success through meaningful, high-wage, sustainable employment opportunities.

Career Exploration

Exploratory wheels, campus events, field trips, and elective courses.

BITA-1

Safety, terminology, tool care, material ID, and model creation emphasized.

BITA-2

Formwork, foundations, walls, windows, doors, roofing basics covered extensively.

Simon Builders 4X4

Capstone project focuses on the design and construction of a tiny house.

On-the-Job Training

Employability skills developed through student participation in a paid internship

Career

Students advance to full-time employment, apprenticeships, military, or higher education paths.

Simon Builder’s Mission

At Simon Builders, our mission is to empower and equip high school students with the essential skills and knowledge needed for a prosperous future in the building and construction industry. Through rigorous training, mentorship, and real-world experiences, we prepare our students for life success by providing meaningful, high-wage, and sustainable employment opportunities. Our commitment lies in shaping the next generation of skilled professionals who are ready to thrive in rewarding careers and contribute to the growth and prosperity of their communities.

Our Career Technical Education Program seeks to identify, recruit, and train students for the Building and Construction Trades; preparing them for life success through meaningful, high-wage, sustainable employment opportunities.