Carpentry Program produces 2016 Valedictorian and Regents Teaching Award Recipient

Continuing the Honolulu Community College Carpentry Tech Program’s tradition of excellence, 2016 saw great successes amongst its graduating class and faculty. Historically known as a small, tight-knit group, the Carpentry Tech Program graduated twelve students in Spring 2016 with one giving the valedictory speech at commencement ceremonies.  Eight graduates will be entering the Carpenters Union and…

2016 National Women’s Build Week

Habitat for Humanity’s National Women Build Week is help annually the week or two before Mother’s Day.  This year, Honolulu Habitat for Humanity held two build days to support this initiative.  One of BASIC’s main missions is to encourage women to explore the carpentry trade, so this was right up our alley.  On Saturday, May 7,…

Shop Time with Farrington High School Youth

Not all youth thrive in a traditional academic setting.  Lack of success and disinterest in academics can lead students towards distractions–ones that have lifelong ill effects.  Farrington High School no longer has a woodshop and for students who only respond to hands-on learning environments, they have one less reason to care about school. This academic…

Concrete Wallforms

Heading into the last week of February, the first year carpentry class learned to put up wallforms for pouring concrete walls.  The hands-on lab work allowed us to combine many of the skills we’ve practiced over the past weeks, including using the transit level, snapping lines, and leveling forms.  On the last day, there was…