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HSTTP: Building a Resilient Future by Training Our Youth continued Rhode Island students attending Woonsocket Career and Technical High School study session for the building portion of the HSTTP. their progress at the end of the day, or know that at the end of the week, they would have completed a project. This happened with all of the trades—plumbing, electrical, mechanical, masonry, building and HVAC. Each student’s story is unique: some had problems at home, some had issues with behavior, some thought school had nothing to offer. Then they came to a technical school, began to learn a trade, and school life changed. They were fitting in somewhere, achieving goals and seeing results, thereby making them much more resilient to life’s challenges in and out of school. HSTTP students also realized reading, math and science were important to their trade, and they became interested in those academic classes. They not only had to be able to read the code books, but had to comprehend and navigate their way through the code books. Resiliency: the ability to “bounce back” from not being challenged in school to heading down the road to bright, productive futures. This is our answer when we’re asked who will take our place as construction professionals and code officials over the next five to 10 years when a large percentage of code officials and tradesmen will start to retire. We need to encourage students better suited to technical schools to consider futures in all aspects of the construction trades by becoming contractors, tradesmen and code officials. We can show students a road to success. Students competing to trouble shoot HVAC equipment OCTOBER 2016 | 16 People Helping People Build a Safer World® Multi-user feature comes to premiumACCESS It is easier than ever for code colleagues to work together Powerful features that work for you: �� Concurrent multi-user functionality �� Search a chapter, book or books �� Improved loading time �� Copy, paste and print �� New and Improved Features Let premiumaccess.iccsafe.org start working for you today! 16-12876 Hyperlinking between sections and table references or other books in your library. Annotations, Bookmarking and Highlight available. Annotations allow you to include text or image files. Index chapter is now included and fully linked. FREE demo available! —*ADVERTISEMENT—


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