The Roswell High School (RHS) Construction Program has educated nearly 500 students and is the only construction education program in North Fulton. RRC immediately recognized an opportunity for this program to solve two problems in Roswell: fill the skilled trade gap and provide students with career-ready skills and supported the program.
In 2018, RRC and North Fulton Rotary worked with RHS and were awarded $10,000 by D6900 for much needed equipment. RRC is contributing an additional $5,000 to provide specialized and soft skill training, and field trips to members’ construction sites. Roswell Rotarians have served on the Advisory Board and been a key link to industry. Construction students have been hired by Roswell Rotarians demonstrating to students and parents that construction is a great career path.
Feeder programs have been established at both Roswell middle schools with over 270 students in the programs and through Toolbox, a construction club for 4th and 5th graders. By offering an unbroken K-12 pipeline, we can keep at-risk students engaged in school, expose interested students to careers in construction, offer a plan of success for all of them, and give students unprecedented upward economic mobility. This K-12 model is viewed as a state of the art program throughout Georgia.
More than 40 Roswell Rotarians are actively involved in construction education in Roswell providing vocational expertise in the classroom for our youth. This service to the Roswell community has been positively reported in the local Roswell papers and the D6900 newsletter.
|Roswell High School is the provider of the program.|