Pictured (left to right):
East Side Union High students
Royce Wong, Samuel Canales Jr., Andrew Nguyen, and Jack Allen Laser, with their Construction Technology teacher, Jonathan Montoya.
Mentoring High School Students in Construction Management
A group of students enrolled in shop class at an East San Jose high school participated in a year-long pilot program where they earned community college credit. Working with Stanford Civil Engineering graduate students and professionals, they learned how to apply virtual design tools to construction projects. On May 18th, they presented their final project, a sidewalk replacement, to a group of mentors from industry, academia and community groups.
This program is creating a pathway of stackable credentials that will enable these students to move from blue collar construction work into high-tech construction management. The long-term goal of this program is to equip students to be admitted to Stanford to earn a M.S. in Sustainable Design and Construction.