Bridges Prepares Students for a Bright Future

Bridges Prepares Students for a Bright Future
Posted on 03/26/2019
Bridges students 2018-19Bridges Construction & Renovation is a Green Bay Area Public School District program that offers students an authentic, hands-on learning experience in the construction and renovation industries. Students work with professional contractors to learn about structural design, building safety, blueprint reading, rough and finish construction, modern design and home improvements. Students also explore the application of carpentry, masonry, home wiring, plumbing and architectural design.

Since the program’s inception, Bridges students have built three houses from the ground up. This school year, students are working on a three bedroom, two and half bath home in downtown Green Bay along with a detached garage. Earlier this school year, students completed a storage shed for Wequiock Elementary School.  

The Bridges program is made possible thanks to a partnership between the District, NeighborWorks ® Green Bay, Greater Green Bay Habitat for Humanity, the Brown County Home Builders Association and Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC). At a celebratory event in March 2019, Bridges Construction & Renovation unveiled a new storage trailer donated by sponsors with a wrap designed by NWTC students. 

The District would like to thank the following partners for funding the trailer project and providing new tool belts for each student in the program: Associated Builders & Contractors, Brown County Home Builders Association, DeLeers Construction, H.J. Martin & Son, NWTC and Quality Insulators.

In addition to generous sponsors, the Bridges program also has an advisory team that supports the Bridges strategic plan, assists with high school curriculum development and helps promote careers in the building trades. The advisory team is vital to the excellence and success of Bridges Construction & Renovation. 

The District is proud to have a program like Bridges prepare students for employment, future education and career pathways in architecture, construction, engineering and the military. Beyond skills development, the program provides an opportunity for students to make a positive impact on their community by building and renovating safe, affordable housing. 

Speaking about this year’s house project, Bridges student Fernando Nunez said, “We couldn’t imagine it with all the wiring and plumbing that got put in, we just came to the realization that this is actually where someone is going to spend a good chunk of their life in, and it’s because of us.”

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