Rutherford County Celebrates National Tradesmen Week - September 16 - 21, 2018
Sophie Wells is an eighth-grader at Christiana Middle School. She is planning to be a civil engineer when she grows up. After touring Rockvale High School, which is currently under construction and planning to open in August, Wells has a backup plan.
“Construction is a career many people don’t choose and it is something that has openings,” she said. “Who knows, if civil engineering doesn’t work out, construction could be the way to go." “Seeing Rockvale High’s construction site (was) an amazing opportunity.”
Similar to Wells, Allana Barnes had a general interest in seeing how schools are built.
“I never looked into construction before,” Barnes said, “but I feel like it would be interesting.” Wells and Barnes were two of 15 seventh- and eighth-grade students STEM instructor Dawn Powell brought over to the Rockvale site as part of the Trades Week Tours arranged by the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce and Rutherford Works.