On the job training
Under the instruction of high school teacher Paul Haugland and the supervision of Walters Buildings employee Dan Purfeerst, a classroom of 17 students recently completed a project that taught them construction basics and will benefit others in the school district.
The high school's principles of construction class built a Walters Building brand storage shed that will be used by the school district's Kids' Club, maintenance department and athletics department.
Haugland was pleased with the students' work and Purfeerst's assistance.
"(Dan) did a super job with the kids and gave them some valuable lessons about the field of construction, both skill-wise and work ethics," said Haugland. "He also really stressed job safety with them."
Haugland added: "(This was a) very good project for these student to see the various aspects of construction."
The shed is 24' by 40' and is located behind the tennis courts at the high school. According to Haugland, it was largely funded by the Kids' Club.2