VIDEO: Sheetmetal Local 36 Hosts Kingdom Academy Students

By on August 2, 2018

On July 20, Sheet Metal Workers Local 36 hosted over 20 students and staff from the summer program of Kingdom Academy

Ed Hoganson, director of marketing and recruitment for Local 36, provided the students with an introduction to the work of the sheet metal trade. He walked the students through the apprenticeship application process and provided in-depth explanations of what they would do in the program. After a tour of the hands-on workshops in the training facilities they were treated to lunch by the Construction Forum Education Foundation.

Kingdom Academy  is an outreach of Kingdom House, which was founded in 1902 and continues to provide critical social services to the poorest of the poor in St. Louis.

Kingdom Academy is available to students from city schools at all performance levels. The program students regardless with tutoring, academic classes, one-on-one academic advising sessions and workshops on study skills and goal-setting as they work towards high school graduation and finalizing post-secondary options It prepares them for the workforce through employment skills training, financial literacy education, employment application assistance, mock interviews, career exploration workshops and one-on-one career advising sessions. Other activities include community service learning, health and nutrition education, ACT test preparation, college visits, field trips, post-secondary institution application assistance, financial aid and scholarship application assistance, violence and pregnancy prevention workshops, and substance abuse education.


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