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Kids use creativity to design and build in Columbus

Classroom to Career
Posted at 7:51 AM, Aug 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-29 18:42:38-04

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COLUMBUS — Lucas Oil Stadium, Regions Tower, the Indiana Statehouse — they were all created by architects and builders and students in the area are working to get into the fields of construction and architecture.

Students at C4 Columbus Area Career Connection are getting classroom to career ready while using their creativity.

A new art installation called Exhibit Columbus was designed and built by students through C4's architecture and construction programs.

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In the architecture program, students figure out obstacles they could face on a job site. They analyze the space they are using, know what material they will use and then ultimately come up with a drawing and present their ideas. The construction crew will make make some of those things come to life.

Students in the program have built actual houses for people in Columbus. They've built a baseball complex and pieces of art.

The program allows students to demonstrate to future employers that they have more than just classroom experience and they can point to actual work in the community.

You can view more information on the program here.

If you want to check out the student's display, you can see them near 3rd and Pearl streets in Columbus.

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