Careers in Construction at Parkside Middle School

Careers in Construction at Parkside Middle School, MSD

The Middle School at Parkside in Manchester, NH is developing a semester-long project-based course to introduce 7th grade students to the skills and career opportunities within the construction trades. The following units will be covered in this pilot program:

  • Drafting and Measurement
  • Safety, Hand and Power Tool Use
  • Carpentry and Construction Technology
  • Electrical
  • Plumbing
  • HVAC

Other crafts and skills will be highlighted as well, i.e. concrete/masonry, surveying, fence installation, roofing, welding, flooring, drywall…

After completion of the course and experiences, student will demonstrate understanding of needed core academic skills, practical work skills, and the importance of team work, communication and cooperation. In addition, they will gain an understanding of the various jobs and career paths available within each of the subfields.

Industry partners and subject matter experts are needed

If interested in donating materials and/or speaking to the students about your profession, contact:

Jimmy Lehoux

p:603.518.2263 c:603.370.0636


Jennifer Landon

p:603-226-4789 c:603496-2678

Parkside Middle School Careers in Construction  “Wish List”

Speakers in the Architectural field

Land Surveyors – OSHA Reps – CAD designers

Speakers in the field of Carpentry

Speakers in the field of Electricity

Speakers in the field of Plumbing

Speakers in the field of HVAC


Drafting Tools: Triangles, Floor Plan Templates, Erasers

Measuring tools for Carpentry, Electrical, Plumbing and HVAC

PPE equipment to use as a demonstration


5 cordless drill/drivers – 5 Kreg Jigs

Tools a Carpenter would have with him/her:

Hand saws, speed squares, hammers, compass saw

Building materials: Plywood, Particle board, 2×4’s,

Sheet Rock, Flooring and Roofing materials

Small Doors and Windows to use as demonstrations


Tools an Electrician would have with him/her:

Screwdrivers, Wire Cutters/ Strippers, Pliers,

Bell wire, wire, Low voltage transformers

Bells, Buzzers, Push Buttons, Knife switches, Small Receptacles

Electrical Outlets, Switches, Receptacles, Boxes


Plumbing Tools and supplies for PVC as well as Copper Pipe

HVAC Tools and Supplies