Participants can earn money while learning hands-on construction skills in a creative, urban learning laborator
(August 5, 2020, Buffalo, NY) Assembly House 150 (AH150) is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications for enrollment in its SACRA (Society for the Advancement of Construction Related Arts) program. A 12-week work-study training in carpentry and woodworking, SACRA provides skill-building, work readiness, and job placement services. Participants can earn money while learning construction skills under the instruction of highly talented craftsmen and tradespeople. Classes will start on Monday, September 21, 2020 (This date is contingent upon NY State Covid-19 guidelines and regulations, and all participants,
instructors, and staff will be required to abide by AH150 Covid-19 protocols.)
“The SACRA program is designed for people who enjoy working with their hands while building real community projects. Participants also visit worksites and landmarks and gain exposure to career paths through field trips and workshops with experts,” said Dennis Maher, Assembly House 150 executive director. Recent employers of SACRA graduates have included such companies as Northwood Historic Restoration Shop, Buffalo Tree House, and Millington Lockwood.
Most SACRA participants qualify for full tuition scholarships and receive stipends over the 12 weeks. Eligibility for full-tuition scholarships and stipends will be determined upon review of the application. No prior experience in construction is necessary. Workshops include basic framing, cabinet making, stair building, wood window building, stained glass, plaster repair, painting, and other skills. All participants learn the proper use of hand/power tools, math, and construction-document reading, and material identification and selection. SACRA facilitates job placement for all program graduates. To learn more or set up an interview call (716)-560-8170 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.