Building Trades » 2022-2023 Building Trades Welcome Letter

2022-2023 Building Trades Welcome Letter

Dear Parents & Students:


Welcome to the Building Trades program at the Grundy Area Vocational Center.


The purpose of the Center is to prepare students for the world of work.  We provide a well-equipped classroom/shop facility, where students are given the opportunity to learn. We all take a great deal of pride in the Project House which, when complete is sold to the public.


Knowledge and skills are only part of the requirements for successful employment.  Regular attendance, proper attitude, and safety consciousness are of equal importance.  We expect students to attend every day.  We expect them to follow class rules, especially safety rules, cooperate with instructors and fellow workers, produce a quality and quantity of work to the best of their ability, act maturely, accept responsibility and admit to mistakes.  If this seems a great deal to ask of a student, one needs only to reflect upon what employers expect.


Participation at the Center eventually leads to a grade prepared shortly before graduation.  These are made available to prospective employers. The report includes job skills, personal characteristics and attendance record.  It is relied upon by many employers in hiring Center graduates. The importance of a good record throughout enrollment cannot be over emphasized.


Most tradesmen must provide an assortment of personal tools and because working with one's own tools encourages pride in workmanship, we require that each Building Trades student have certain personal tools.  Enclosed please find a copy of our Required Tools, Attendance Policy, and an Insurance Coverage Form, which should be completed and returned to the Center at the start of the school year.


We look forward to working with you during the upcoming school year.  If you have any questions concerning the course, please feel free to call me or visit the Center.



OSHA Course Fee : $25

Building Trades Fee: $20


Please Note - Due to the popularity and high demand for this program, there are a limited number of spots available for the 2nd year Advanced course. Students are admitted based on a professionalism rubric ranking system. This process is covered with students during the first year of Building Trades I.


Very truly yours,

Bob Humbert

Bryan Pearcy

Brian Wright