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Explore your creativity, expand dexterity, and enhance problem solving skills while you learn how to:
  • use small hand tools properly to attend to routine home maintenance tasks
  • create, design, plan, and produce items from start to finish using small hand and power tools as well as machinery in our fully equipped wood shop
  • demonstrate positive and productive work habits to include decision making and problem solving, especially when faced with obstacles and unexpected delays
  • maintain tools and other equipment for ongoing usability
  • demonstrate organizational abilities and an understanding of spatial relationships with regard to work areas for increased productivity and efficiency
  • maintain a neat, clean, and safe work environment at all times
  • put home safety techniques into practice, especially with electrical connections, fire prevention, and monitoring or harmful gases
  • prevent injuries by using caution and safety techniques 
  • learn and apply the procedures to follow in the event of an emergency or disaster
 
                                                             A client uses the lathe in the wood shop. As the
                                                    family of one client said, "After losing her eyesight,
                                                    she came back to us because of what she learned
                                                    in Manual Skills."