Local roofing company donates time and supplies to Bryan ISD CTE students

BRYAN, Texas (KBTX) – Bryan CTE students were taught some new skills Tuesday with the help of Cr Systems and Aggieland Roofing.

President Rayne Knight says they were able to bring one of the largest manufacturing companies in the country to help with the lesson.

“We brought in the Carlisle Manufacturing Company to bring in materials and their technical representatives to teach the kids a real rooftop installation,” Knight said.

Knight says that along with the installation, they spoke to students about long-term employment and growth within the trade.

“We can show them how to start on site. What they’ll learn from the bottom, but we can also show them where they’re going and how much money they can make at the top, “Knight said.

Students like Miguel Martinez say the hands-on experience is what he enjoys about the program.

“I never thought building would be my thing until I started getting into this program. I actually liked it because I got so much experience, ”said Martinez.

Construction science teacher John Templeton says the goal is to get students excited about the possibilities after graduation.

“You can dive deep in these areas. You can study them and see everything that goes into that building process, ”said Templeton. “In this way they can decide which trade sector or how they want to continue their training in the construction industry.”

Knight says they are willing to provide opportunities for students if they are interested.

“I see a lot of those who might want to follow up on this and also want to write down lots of names so we can find out who is available for internship and long-term employment,” Knight said.

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