Carpentry and masonry students from Four Cities Compact tour Copley High School Stadium Renovation


Students touring Copley High School

Copley, Ohio 

On Friday, March 8th, students from the Four Cities Compact toured the Copley High School Stadium renovation project. 

Juniors in the carpentry program, along with seniors in the masonry/building trades program visited the site. According to Brian Williams, Assistant Superintendent at Copley, students in the carpentry program are already familiar with residential construction. Part of the students’ curriculum includes building barns and garages, and even building a full-size home that is auctioned off when it is completed. 

Through our student learning program, SCC was thrilled to invite the students to see a commercial project up close – and for some of the students – at their own high school. 

Students touring Copley High School

Chris Ciraldo speaking to students

Subcontractors speaking with students

The tours were led by Chris Ciraldo, Project Manager; Andy Supers, Superintendent; Kevin Knapp, Director of Operations for Akron facilities, and David Johnson, Project Engineer.

Chris Ciraldo and David Johnson speaking to Four Cities Compact students

Four Cities Compact Carpentry students touring with Summit Construction

Carpentry studetns observing site activity at Copley High School

Subcontractors on the project – CJI Carpentry, Duer Masonry, and Williams Concrete – also participated in the tour. Individuals from each company shared stories about their own career paths, discussed real job opportunities and talked about the benefits of working in their field. 

The tour concluded with Q&A for students to ask questions about construction management, the trades, and even the next steps if they were interested in applying for a position after graduation. 

Carpentry students listening to subs talk about trades

Summit Construction and Subcontractors finishing up the site tour at Copley High School

The Summit team is grateful to offer educational opportunities for students during our projects – especially for those already enrolled in trades programs.

We also value the great relationships we have with our subcontractors. By working together to provide well-rounded conversations, we hope to inspire future generations to join the AEC industry.

Four Cities Compact carpentry students observing active site work

The Copley High School Stadium renovation consists of a new 15,590 SF field house, press box and stadium bleacher seating. Summit Construction is providing CMR services for the project slated for completion in August before the 2024-2025 school year. 

Check out the timelapse of the field house construction from November to April.

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