The Start of Something Big – NEW Residential Construction Program for Adults

WSWHE BOCES, in collaboration with Habitat for Humanity of Northern Saratoga, and the Saratoga-Warren-Washington Workforce Development System, is pleased to announce a partnership with the Saratoga Builders Association and Curtis Lumber to build a Tiny House. WSWHE BOCES high school level Career and Technical Education and adult students and Habitat volunteers will work in collaboration to complete a fully functional Tiny House, which will be presented to the community during the 2019 Showcase of Homes. The Tiny House will feature the latest in building techniques and products, beautiful interiors, as well as high quality furnishings – all built by local students and volunteers!

“We are so excited to be able to engage in partnerships that will enrich the workforce in our region, and provide both students and adult learners, the opportunity to gain hands on experience in the construction field, while working as a team,” says Dr. Turina Parker, Executive Director for Educational and Support Programs.

The Tiny House build will be part of a new, 100-hour course, divided into four modules (25 hours each) that provide an introduction to the various stages of home building. Topics include residential construction codes and regulations, safety, tool usage, materials selection, and various construction techniques. Participants are eligible to receive OSHA certification upon completion of the course.  Modules are set as follows:

Module I: Construction Safety (OSHA)

Module II: Practical Framing / Sheathing

Module III: Roof & Siding Systems

Module IV: Interior Finish / Insulation / Ventilation

Tuition Assistance may be available for eligible, qualified individuals.  Classes begin January 22, 2019 and are scheduled to run Tuesdays & Thursdays from 5:00pm-7:30pm through June 2019.

WSWHE BOCES will hold a program information session on Wednesday, January 16, 2019, 6:00-7:30pm Donald Myers Education Center located at15 Henning Road, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.

Visitors can learn general information about this career field and get an overview of the training program. Local employers will speak about the industry and what it takes to be successful. Visitors can tour the training lab and view the type of equipment used on the job. To register/reserve a seat for this free information session, visit the website here or call Melissa Briggs at WSWHE BOCES, (518) 581-3716.

WSWHE BOCES serves over 38,000 students of all ages and abilities in 31 rural and city/suburban districts, in a five-county region. The Career and Technical Education Division provides training to high school students who are interested in careers in such fields as automotive, carpentry, conservation and forestry, cosmetology, culinary, HVAC, horse care, horticulture, nursing and advanced technology. The Exceptional Learners Division provides a continuum of services for special needs students, including those with autism and social deficits, from Pre-K through age 21. School Support Services offers a range of services for districts including data analysis, technology support and communication and public relations services.

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Maribeth Macica, Public Information Specialist


27 Gick Rd, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

(518) 810-4948

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The Washington-Saratoga-Warren-Hamilton-Essex BOCES does not discriminate in its programs and activities, including employment and admission as applicable, on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, economic status, marital status, veterans’ status, political affiliation, domestic victim status, use of a guide dog, hearing dog or service dog, disability, or other classifications protected under federal or state law, and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The designated district compliance officers will coordinate compliance with the nondiscrimination requirements of Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, the Boy Scouts of America Equal Access Act, and the New York State Human Rights Law. The BOCES Compliance Officers are: Turina Parker and Ronald Black, Washington-Saratoga-Warren-Hamilton-Essex BOCES, 1153 Burgoyne Avenue, Suite 2, Fort Edward, NY 12828. phone: (518) 746-3310, email: or  Complaints may also be filed with the Office for Civil Rights, New York Office, U.S. Department of Education, 32 Old Slip, 26th Floor, New York, NY 10005– 2500, phone (646) 428-3800, fax (646) 428-3843,