An ordinary classroom at St. Joseph Center has been transformed into a simulated work environment where students explore everything from office equipment, kitchen appliances and utensils, to carpentry tools and production processes.
The lab is organized into Job Strands with 6 jobs per strand. Each job has an alpha numeric identification. Jobs are color coded from easiest to most difficult. Students must attain 100% mastery before proceeding to the next level of difficulty. As students learn new jobs and life skills, they have the opportunity to discover their interests and abilities. They work at their own pace. They learn to read instructions and work through problems. They also learn to work independently.
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How to use measuring tools, how to use different types of hand tools, using bolts, nails and screws, using different types of shop saws, metal projects, basic electrical projects and wood cutting.