Sunday, January 23, 2011

Solar Power and Student Power Shine in CTA Open House

Student woodworking
Students cleaning tools
Armed with the right tools and  facilities, students got the chance to show off their skills at a special Open House for Stanley E. Foster Construction Tech Academy (CTA), part of the Kearny High Educational Complex.
Students led public tours showing off their top-notch professional level tools and the impressive projects they have created.
What made this Open House a major event for the district was that the CTA facility was the first project completed under the voter-approved school construction bond, Proposition S.
Thanks to the public's support of Prop. S, the entire building has been built to house model career technical education facilities alongside classrooms where students receive traditional academic instruction.
The academy provides career and technical education in the residential and commercial construction pathway within the building trades and construction industry sector. 
Their new building is already operational and students got to show off their prowess on projects featuring engineering, robotics and art.
One project on display at the Jan. 13 Open House was a solar greenhouse built by a school group called Girls in Construction. It was sponsored by the San Diego chapter of the National Association of Women in Construction.

Great possibilities are already being realized as advanced construction students are building an actual apartment from the ground up inside their classroom. It will be complete by the end of the school year.
For more information, contact Laura Bellofatto, CTA Principal, at (858) 496-8370, ext. 2300 or

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