Degrees and Certifications:
Credentials- Building Trades and Construction and Information Technology.
Mr Weld has been a Career Technical Education (CTE) teacher at Oakmont since 2012. Mr. Weld has been teaching CAD, engineering, woodworking, and construction courses since 2003. Mr Weld holds a bachelor’s degree in Vocational Education from CSU, Sacramento and a Master’s of Education degree in a Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis on STEM principles from Concordia University, Portland Oregon. Prior to teaching Mr. Weld spent 27 years in the construction industry working as a laborer, carpenter, cabinetmaker (journeyman), installer and estimator.
In his spare time Mr Weld likes to spend time with his wife, children and granddaughter, kayaking, snowshoeing, and traveling in general. National Parks are a favorite destination.
Construction Technology 1 (Open to grades 9-12) Introduction to Construction: Designed and recommended for students exploring a career in the construction industry or college preparatory students interested in construction management, engineering, design and/or industrial technology. Students are taught the basic fundamentals of woodworking and construction in a hands-on shop environment. Students will learn safe use of machines and hand tools used in the construction and cabinet industries. Class emphasizes safety, wood identification, project planning and construction, basic joinery, various finishing techniques and career exploration.
During the course of this class, students will be making 5-10 projects. A choice of materials for the projects will be available to the students including “free” material. Students who choose to use material other than the “free” material for projects will be required to pay for the material. Class assigned projects range in price from $4-$10. Personal projects cost can be higher depending on project/material etc.