TI_ramp2Treasure Island Job Corps Center Carpentry and Cement Mason trades completed a ramp to the new main entrance of the dorms.

Carpentry students, with collaboration from the Cement Mason students, worked on a 7-yard concrete pour. Due to the large amount of concrete, a cement truck was used to pour it. Carpentry students used basic math formulas and computations, such as the Pythagorean Theorem, to square the frame of the ramp. Cement Mason students  calculated the volume of concrete needed to pour into the ramp. Cement  students smoothed and finished the concrete surface.

This project taught students valuable and essential skills needed to work in the construction industry, as well as illustrated the need for higher level math skills in the work world.

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