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2017-03-15 / More News

Deadwood Rec Center Gets Much Needed Space

DEADWOOD – Employees and possibly residents of Deadwood can now enjoy the expanded space opened in the recreation center in large part to the efforts of Boxelder Job Corps students. Eleven students from the various carpentry trades along with the watchful eye of their instructor, Steve Chambers, contributed over 444 total man hours, saving the community

$9264.84 in labor cost.

The Boxelder work based learning crew contributions ranged from demolition work removing plaster walls and flooring to rebuilding walls from studs. After the walls were installed the painting students could add their finishing touch. New laminate flooring was installed as well by the facility maintenance students.

John Tridel, the Deadwood recreation center director, was very impressed by the work of the students and their professionalism. They transformed storage space into a suitable office or possibly a massage room, the possibilities are unlimited.

Boxelder Job Corps located outside of Nemo, SD, is an in residency youth alternative school that is available to young people ranging from the ages of 16-24. It is a Department of Labor program that helps young adults complete either their high school education and provides them vocational training to be successful in the workforce. Throughout their educational journey, they typically participate in various volunteer and community service projects.

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