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At Exterior Remodel & Design we are always on the lookout for future talent. We believe that children are the future of Omaha roofing and construction. A new program offers students a hands-on learning opportunity that will help create the future of skilled workers in Omaha. The Omaha Chapter of the national ACE Mentor program (Architecture, Construction, and Engineering) inspires students to consider careers in design and construction.  

“With hard hats on and notebooks in hand, a group of Omaha North High students toured a construction site at Norris Middle School.

Inside the gutted shell of the school’s former auditorium, they took note of ductwork that had been cut off, the trusses holding up the ceiling. They asked questions about building codes and debris disposal, and listened as engineers talked about lights and insulation that have made buildings cheaper and more efficient to run.

Their charge is to design an addition for Norris Middle School, the crowded, aging South Omaha school that’s slated for a $26.5 million renovation and addition funded by the district’s $421 million bond program. In the process, school officials hope the students will gain valuable exposure and connections to future jobs.

Could these students — 77 in total hailing from Westside, North, South and Benson High Schools — be the next architects, engineers and construction workers local companies are clamoring for? Industry leaders are banking on it.”

Read the whole story from the Omaha World-Herald.