College of the Redwoods will offer CT-15 Carpentry Techniques for Existing Buildings in the fall 2020 semester, taught by new faculty member Jennifer Taylor. The course uses a building in the community as a hands-on carpentry training field school, and is a comprehensive study of repairing and rehabbing existing buildings.
“The Construction Technology program at College of the Redwoods is a great way to learn building techniques in a safe and low-pressure environment,” said Taylor.
After graduating from Humboldt State University with a BA in Studio Art and Journalism, Taylor tried out a few jobs in related fields, but soon realized an office job wasn't going to work for her. She took a woodworking class at CR and, after that, decided to enroll in the CR Construction Technology program full-time, graduating from the program in 2015.
This fall, Taylor is back at CR as an instructor. “I am excited to be involved with a community oriented project where I will guide students through the remodeling process,” she says.
“I have had several jobs in the construction industry since going through the CT program at CR, and remodeling is my specialty. Every project is different and poses its own challenges. It feels good to have a job where I take pride in my work.”
This fall, Taylor and the CR community is honored to have the opportunity to repair the extensive damage to the Humboldt Hill home that was the site of a tragic accident last year.
There is still time to enroll is this special class. Go to https://webadvisor.redwoods.edu/ to enroll or redwoods.edu for more information.