Construction, Building & Carpentry Career Pathway Program

  • The Construction, Building and Carpentry (CBC) Program at Cherokee High School is open to any current or rising LRHSD student from Evesham, Medford, Medford Lakes, Mount Laurel, Shamong, Southampton, Tabernacle and Woodland. Interested LRHSD students should complete the CBC Career Pathway Application Form.

About the Program

  • The Construction, Building & Carpentry Career Pathway Program is designed to provide students with a four-year experience in the building trades. Upon successful completion of the program, students will have hands-on skills and knowledge in the areas of construction, contracting principles, rough and finish carpentry, electrical, plumbing, and masonry. In addition, students will be able to read and design blueprints, use layout tools, coordinate between different roles found on a job site, and understand many of the career opportunities available to them after graduation.

    The foundation course for the CBC Career Pathway Program is Woodworking 1. This course is open to all students across all four high schools. Following successful completion of Woodworking 1, eligible students can apply for acceptance to the CBC Career Pathway Program, offered exclusively at Cherokee High School, but open to all students within the Lenape District. The traditional woodworking path will continue to remain open to all students.

    During the first year of the program, students will learn traditional woodworking techniques, and gain experience in jobsite and machine safety. This will be built upon in the second- and third-year courses that will focus on residential and commercial construction. In their fourth year, students will have the opportunity to intern with various local companies as part of our option two program while those who remain at the school will complete a Capstone project.

    This four-year program will provide students with a head start in entering the workforce or in continuing on to higher education in the fields of architecture, engineering, and construction management.

Our Facility

  • The Construction, Building & Carpentry Center has 20+ foot ceilings where students can build two-story structures. It features a large panel saw, various chop saws and an array of professional-quality tools. The space also has a wood floor where students can build a structure, disassemble it, and build to the same floor again.

Course Sequence and Descriptions

  • Woodworking 1

  • Construction, Building & Contracting

  • Advanced Construction & Carpentry

  • Capstone Project Course

  • Internship

Is the CBC Pathway Right For Me?

  • Job Opportunities

  • High Salaries

  • No Debt

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