(l-r): SCVTHS Carpentry Instructor James Foley, SCVTHS Electrical Construction Instructor Mike McClain, Steve Grimler and Geraldine Smith of All Inclusive Construction, and SCVTHS Cooperative Education Coordinator Gerald Mazzetta pose for a photo after the presentation
On March 10th, in celebration of Women in Construction Week, Somerset County Vocational & Technical High School (SCVTHS) welcomed Geraldine Smith of All Inclusive Construction to speak with students in the construction trade programs. Geraldine, a contractor from Branchburg, discussed some of her most recent projects, highlighted the importance of contracts, insurance and detailed residential construction in real world settings.
During the presentation, SCVTHS students and staff were shown examples of recently completed work, explanations of how to perform certain tasks, and given general information regarding the construction field. Additionally, Geraldine explained the importance of certain projects such as the installation of accessibility ramps and retrofitting bathrooms for handicap accessibility. Finally, Geraldine discussed entrepreneurship with the students, specifically dealing with what it takes to start and grow a business.
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Photo caption: (Below): SCVTHS construction trades students watch a presentation by Geraldine Smith of All Inclusive Construction during Women in Construction Week.