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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 9th 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.


The NCCER Core Curriculum is a prerequisite to all other Level 1 craft curriculum. Its modules cover topics such as Basic Safety, Communication Skills and Introduction to Construction Drawings.

Completing this curriculum gives the trainee the basic skills needed to continue education in any craft area he or she chooses.


Pre/Post-tests are created for secondary career and technical education.  These tests are formerly known as the National Construction Career Tests (NCCT).  Pre/Post-tests align with industry skill standards based upon NCCER's curriculum.


Career Pathway:Carpentry

Students must successfully pass the following three courses in order to sit for the End-of-Pathway Assessment:

  •        Industry Fundamentals and Occupational Safety
    •   Introduction to Construction

     Carpentry I


Industry Big Ideas:  In today’s workforce, the job applicant does not only have to have technical skills and education but also skill sets in teamwork and leadership. It is important that a construction professional have these skills in order to be able to work with others and lead when the time or situation arises. In the construction industry, today’s professional should be a well-rounded individual, and SkillsUSA provides the way for students to lead, learn and make connections to other industry professionals.  Helping students to better understand the different types and aspects of leadership, working in a team and how SkillsUSA applies to the construction classroom and the construction industry are the goals of this unit. Please join SkillsUSA Burke County High.



Many Georgians want good-paying jobs and rewarding careers that don’t require a traditional college degree. Many of our state’s companies don’t have the skilled workers they need.

Trade Five helps bridge this gap.

Trade Five is a workforce initiative that shows Georgians the benefits and opportunities of careers in the “skilled trades” of five industries: Construction, Energy, Logistics, Manufacturing and Telecommunications.

By helping Georgians learn more about these trade jobs – and how to launch and grow a career as a tradesperson – Trade Five helps people and companies build their futures.


Material List for all classes: 

Come to class with the necessary supplies (pencil, pen, paper, notebook)


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. ayoung@burke.k12.ga.us


Daily Schedule


First Semester

1st and 4th Occupation Safety and Fundamentals 

3rd Block-Intro to Construction

2nd Block Planning


Second Semester

1st Intro to Construction

3rd Block Electrical / Carpentry 

4th Block Occupation Safety and Fundamentals

2nd Block Planning