Tri-County students learn construction skills, build sheds at friendly competition

Student build a shed at event. (WCIV)

The Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with ABC Carolinas, held a building competition for students in Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester Counties.

The Build A Shed competition was held in Ladson on Friday. It was a one-day building competition of an 8’ x 11’ shed.

Participating schools competed against each other to complete the shed using the same blueprint.

Students were be mentored by volunteer construction industry professionals in safety, quality, planning, scheduling and communication.

The competition aims to provide students the opportunity to work directly with construction professionals and learn about the fast-paced and lucrative construction industry.

ABC News 4 photojournalist Jason Tighe went out to see how the students were enjoying the day.

Check it out in the video above.

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