Math and masonry go hand in hand

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Masonry trades senior Jarred Gawelek assists freshman Jayson Keenan. Ninth grade students in the Lorain County JVS career readiness lab are gaining hands on experience in the field, working with upperclassmen. Instructor Eric Robson said, “Here at Lorain County JVS, we give our kids the opportunity to work hands-on in all of our labs. Today, they are getting to use the mathematical skills that they are learning in their academic courses in the world of masonry.” Students are mixing mortar, working with levels, taking measurements, using trowels and wet masonry saws, along with building structural block walls and decorative brick walls.