Community Advocate: Assabet students renovating Golf Club house

Over the years, Assabet’s construction programs have made a lot of local municipal/non-profit projects possible. This year, the Southborough Golf Club is benefiting from the on the job training for students.

Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School students are renovating the golf course club house. The Community Advocate reports on the win-win:

Assabet has been giving the work extension opportunity to juniors and seniors for years, and it has been a win-win for both the school and the municipalities. The cost is far less than hiring established contractors and the students get valuable on-the-job training. Assabet’s instructors are qualified and certified, with Coulson acting the part of general contractor. It is such a popular alternative for local communities that Coulson has some projects lined up for the next few years already, from repairs and renovations to finish work and complete builds.

This year, Southborough is saving tens of thousands of dollars on a renovation of their club house at the Southborough Golf Course. The original building was picked up and moved to a new foundation by a contractor to make room for the new Public Safety Complex. Assabet will be installing new siding, trim, a new roof and a large deck with stairs, as well as replacing at least one of the double doors and all the window and corner trim. The Electrical Wiring students will take care of the light fixtures. . .

“This shows us what the jobsites will be like in our futures, and we get the experience of working outside with lots of tools instead of just doing small projects in the shop,” [senior Devin Colcord] said. “When I go past some buildings I worked on last year as a junior, I feel a lot of pride in saying. ‘I built that!’”

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Mark Pietrewicz
4 years ago

Thank you for this article. The project is a win/win for the town and the students at our regional technical high school.

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