February 08, 2017
YAKIMA, Wash – February 8, 2017 –The new Perry Technical Institute Construction program is off to a great start, being featured in the 2017 Central Washington Home and Garden Show. The students' work took center stage alongside industry experts, February 10th-12th at the Yakima Sundome. The Construction program created both a "He Shed" and a "She Shed" to be raffled off, raising money for the new Perry Tech program.
When the Central Washington Home Builders Association asked Perry Tech if the Construction program could put a fresh spin the event, the students didn't hesitate to roll up their sleeves. "I have to say, with the short amount of time to plan and detail involved in this project, it has been so refreshing," explained Chascidi White, Marketing and Events Director for the CWHBA.
Helliesen Lumber & Supply donated the majority of the materials used for both sheds. Great Floors donated the She Shed flooring, and M & F Gutter Brothers supplied the copper gutters for staging the She Shed. Sherwin Williams donated all the paint & stain, while Bruner Painting donated services to have both sheds painted and stained at their facility. Garrett Stevenson of American Builders worked alongside the Construction students for the project. They built the themed sheds in panels in their classroom at Perry Tech, assembling them once inside the Sundome.
"CWHBA would love to sit down and collaborate with Perry on future projects, said CWHBA Director Chascidi White, ”how together we can grow a skilled labor force for industry. I am looking forward to many more opportunities to work with Perry & their fabulous crew."