CCCTC Masonry Construction Students Complete Crawl Space Foundation Project

Masonry students left to right are Matthew McBride, Curwensville Area High School; Gavin Jointer, Curwensville Area High School; Landan Swatsworth, Curwensville Area High School; Chase Evans, West Branch Area High School; Zack Bratton, West Branch Area High School; Derik Clark, West Branch Area High School; Derik Clark, West Branch Area High School; Ivan Risbon, Philipsburg Osceola Area High School; Tyler Hockman, adult student; and Shaw Frey, Moshannon Valley Area High School. Absent from photo is Alaina Gormont, West Branch Area High School; Jaden Stark, Moshannon Valley Area High School; Alexander Schrock, Clearfield Area High School; and Michael Fester, Clearfield Area High School.

Students in the A.M. Masonry and Construction Program at the Clearfield County Career and Technology Center (CCCTC) recently finished their unit on Residential Foundations by constructing a 28’ X 16’ crawl space foundation. Students learned many different skills during the unit which include laying out and squaring the foundation, using a laser transit, building corner and jamb leads, laying block to the line, installing foundation vents, and parging the outside of the foundation. To learn more about the opportunities in the Masonry and Construction program for adults and high school students, visit us at

Students and faculty at CCCTC are joining others across the nation during the month of February to celebrate “National Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month.”  CTE Month provides programs across the country an opportunity to demonstrate how CTE make students college-and career-ready and prepares them for high-wage, high-demand occupation fields.