Vets Restore 2013
In 2013, Vets Restore ran as a small pilot project. Four participants received intensive carpentry training at Seattle Central College Wood Technology Center, through an 18-credit summer course in Preservation and Remodel Carpentry. This was followed by a 5-week, paid practicum at Washington Hall, a storied old performance venue in Seattle’s Central District.
To get a sense of what building renovation is all about, the veterans got tips from local construction companies, visited active job sites, and climbed to the top of King Street Station’s recently restore clock tower. Three participants proudly graduated from Vets Restore in the fall of 2013.
Sergio served in the Army post 9/11 and is currently pursuing a degree in carpentry at Seattle Central’s Wood Technology Center.
Scott is a post 9/11 Army veteran, with a keen passion for historic preservation and restoring older homes. He is currently pursuing a degree at Seattle Central’s Wood Technology Center.
Brandon served in the Army post 9/11 and is currently working in the trades.
© 2013 Frank Mestemacher, lead carpentry instructor at Seattle Central College Wood Technology Center. Photo by Dan Hawkins
© 2013 Vets Restore Participants. Photos by Brandee Beau Photography