A vocational class at Rosamond High School received a $10,000 grant donation to help them with materials for the course.
The Building Trades course, which is part of the Career Technical Education program, focuses on skills to help students find careers in trade jobs (with an emphasis in carpentry). The class is intended to help students get apprenticeships in the industry when they're done.
The class is reliant on materials (like lumber) to supply projects throughout the course. After discovering the school may not be able to afford materials, the Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters stepped in. They already help supply Career Connections curriculum, but Rosamond was in need.
The council donated a $10,000 grant to the school to ensure they have enough supplies for their projects for the year. On Wednesday, they partnered with Squires Lumber and delivered the materials to the class.
The council is also working in six other Kern County schools, but this was their first grant donation.