At CHASSE Building Team, we pride ourselves on our passion for K-12 construction! We love teaching students on our project sites the ins and out of construction as well as incorporating STEM and hands-on learning into their day-to-day learning.
CHASSE Superintendent, Lupe Ochoa, makes this very apparent on his jobsite at Desert Oasis Elementary School in Tolleson, Arizona. Currently, Desert Oasis Elementary School is getting a new gymnasium!
Neighboring Tolleson Elementary School District school, Sheely Farms Elementary, a previous project for CHASSE, has a pretty large STEM program. After providing tools and materials for the STEM students’ projects, Lupe invited STEM students from Sheely Farms to tour the Desert Oasis Elementary project site to see construction in action. Students were able to receive first hand experience from foreman in each trade including electric, plumbing, and HVAC. Students were able to walk the site and were put through our CHASSE safety program where they received safety vests, glasses, and hardhats. Students were also able to customize their hardhats with stickers Lupe provided!
In addition to learning about the construction side of a project, Lupe brought in the architect on the project, Orcutt | Winslow, to take the students through the design process as well. Our goal is to show students all the different opportunities the construction industry has to offer!