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Hello,I am Antonio W. Young a graduate of Swainsboro Technical college(Heating and Air-conditioning technology), Augusta Technical College (Electrical Technology), Valdosta State University (Bachelor’s and Master’s in Trade, career and Adult education), and Capella University (Specialist in Educational leadership).I am currently a career technical educator at Burke County High School in Waynesboro, Georgia. I teach the construction trades grades ninth through 12th. I enjoy teaching and sharing my wisdom, experience, and education with others. I believe that I am helping to improve the quality of education in Georgia by providing assistance in preventing students from dropping out of high school, increasing the achievement gap, and mentoring new teachers. I am a product of Georgia's public education.

 

Instructional Philosophy:

In the Construction Technology Program all students will be engaged to learn. The skills taught and demonstrated in the classroom / lab will enhance their lives whether the student becomes a general contractor professional and/or a home owner. They will learn lifelong skills. We will discuss the causes and results of accidents and the dangers of rationalizing risk and reviews the role of company policies and OSHA regulations in maintaining a safe workplace.

Students will be Introduced to hand tools that are widely used in the construction industry, such as hammers, saws, levels, pullers, vises, and clamps. Explains the specific applications of each tool and shows how to use them properly. Also discusses important safety and maintenance issues related to hand tools. Students will learn about various blueprints and drawings used in the construction trades.  Students will be able to understand how math applies to every aspect of the construction trades and be able complete tasks that are essential to his or her success. The students will learn about the various aspects of rigging.  Students must select and inspect appropriate slings for a lift to fulfill a performance task requirement. Students must determine the proper hitch to be used, and select and inspect appropriate hardware and/or lifting equipment to fulfill performance task requirements.

 

 

Tutoring Schedule: Wednesday 7:30 a.m. until 7:50 a.m. and/or by an appointment only. Students are required to complete any missed assignment within 3 days. YOU MAY SET UP AN APPOINTMENT WITH THE INSTRUCTOR.

 

Daily Schedule

 

First Semester

1st and 3rd Block-Intro to Construction

4th Block Occupation Safety and Fundamentals

2nd Block Planning