Students will gain a basic understanding of hand tools and their uses, through hands on construction practices. Students will develop skills in measuring, planning, organization, tool care and general construction for home use. The course will involve basic construction of simple wood projects and household repairs and maintenance. Students will also learn to read and prioritize instructions and basic diagrams. Participants will have an opportunity to learn about power tools and their uses, through direct supervision. Student interest will be a driving factor in the course’s direction. Emphases on personal and group safety will be taught and maintained at all times.