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Teens: Curious about a construction career?

High school students can still reserve a spot for CVTC's construction-career workshop Saturday.

The River Falls campus of Chippewa Valley Technical College hosts a free workshop 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 18, at 884 Fairchild Drive for high school students who want to learn more about a construction-related career.

Young people should reserve one of the remaining spots by calling Dawn during business hours at 426-8201.

Workshop participants will get hands-on experience as they help build a new Trex deck on a home the CVTC Wood Technics house built during class. Each person will also assemble a birdhouse to keep.

Attendees will tour the home, meet Wood Technics instructors and students and learn about green-building techniques. Workshop students can also ask questions about careers in new construction, rough framing, finish carpentry and construction management, as well as about various apprenticeships.