construction academy

Skilled trade workers in high demand

Skilled trade workers in high demand

Mirroring a national trend, there is a growing need for skilled labor in Santa Rosa County and surrounding areas. Hundreds of jobs are expected to be added by 2026. Training programs and financial aid are available to those interested in becoming plumbers, electricians, HVAC technicians, welders and carpenters. Read the full article in the Feb. […]

Diligence pays off for construction academy grads

Diligence pays off for construction academy grads

With the new construction academy at Navarre High School available for use this semester, the students in the commercial construction program made the most of a cutting-edge building that provides plenty of space for students to complete the work. Students spent the semester designing and building model homes to scale and also worked on the […]

Cutting-edge Construction Academy now a reality at Navarre High

Cutting-edge Construction Academy now a reality at Navarre High

Jim Wendel was once asked by former principal Bill Emerson what an ideal building for a construction academy would look like if he could have one on the campus of Navarre High School. “I drew a sketch on a napkin,” said Wendel, who has taught at Navarre High School for 14 years. The sketch is […]