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Build A Shed

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

What it is

The Build A Shed Competition is a one-day building competition of an 8’ x 11’ shed. Participating schools will be competing against each other to complete the shed using the same blueprint. Students will be mentored by volunteer construction industry professionals in safety, quality, planning, scheduling and communication and will finish the competition with an OSHA 10 Certification.

Why it Matters

Through this building competition for local students, we are providing the opportunity for them to work directly with construction professionals and learn about the fast-paced and lucrative construction industry. Students have the opportunity to connect with leaders that are looking for skilled talent. Construction has numerous entry points, both with and without a college degree, and students who want to learn new skills can find, not a job, but a career within this field.

After completion, the sheds will be auctioned off to the community in order to support future Build A Shed programs in the future. Keep an eye out for things to come!

Participating Schools

  • Berkeley High School
  • Charleston County School of the Arts
  • Cross High School
  • Fort Dorchester High School
  • R.B. Stall High School
  • Timberland High School
  • Wando High School

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