Milton Hershey School Carpentry Students Break Ground On Home

Milton Hershey School advanced carpentry students broke ground on a new staff home. The class learned the fundamentals skills required of a residential carpenter and will now participate in the phases of onsite construction in framing and finishing a house. Construction/Carpentry is one of 11 career pathways in the School’s Career/Technical Education programs. In the Carpentry/Construction pathway students can earn the OSHA Safety and Health CareerSafe certification. The project will take students two years to complete.

The goal of projects like this and other CTE pathways is to give students options so that they can lead successful and meaningful lives.

Founded in 1909 by chocolate industrialist Milton S. Hershey and his wife Catherine, Milton Hershey School is a private residential school, located in Hershey, PA, that provides a home, quality education, food, and clothing to students in financial and social need free-of-cost to the students and their families.

For more than 100 years, the School has been a special place where children can open doors to a brighter future. For more information, visit the School’s website at or call 717-520-2000.

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