Constructing His Future
Landon Stewart has a vision to build indoor wooden skate parks, so Carpentry/Cabinetry was a natural fit to hone his skills, and he's already on the job.
"From what I knew and what I’d learned in class, I was able to start working on the first day."
Landon Stewart has a vision to build indoor wooden skate parks. Working with his dad in carpentry since he was very young, he had a start, though he knew he had more to learn. His early introduction made Francis Tuttle’s carpentry/cabinetry program a natural fit and he is already employed before completing the curriculum.
Landon has always liked working with his hands, so he appreciates getting to work with materials, not just book work, though he knows both are important elements for planning, determining scale and angles, and completing each component. He also likes getting to build scaled projects, like parts of houses and commercial buildings.
“It’s good experience, and seeing other students’ work, I can try if what they’re doing works for my project—better here than on a real job where it could be a waste of materials.”
Following his first year in the program and graduation from Putnam City North High School last year, he returned to learn more. He also got hired with JJ’s Construction, framing and renovating porches and added rooms, with some building and installing doors and window frames, roofing, and painting.
“From what I knew and what I’d learned in class, I was able to start working on the first day, instead of learning to use power tools and how to make adjustments.”
Landon is a sponsored skater with Gourmet Skateboards, and while building skate parks remains on his horizon, he has constructed skating obstacles for himself and for friends in the meantime.
Keep the dream alive, Landon, and keep learning!