Tradewinds Institute is committed to providing a superior education to its students in a dynamic, hands-on environment. Students are introduced to a variety of trades in each of our phases and get practical experience for real-life applications. They learn solutions for home repair, auto maintenance, and other everyday projects while being introduced to a variety of skills and potential career paths in the trades.
High school aged students learn in a hands-on environment in small classes with an emphasis on Christian values. Students participate one morning per week from 9:00 – 11:30 where they learn about a new trade over an 8-week period before moving on to the next trade for 8 weeks and so on. Phase One classes include Carpentry, Coatings, Plumbing and Automotive. Phase Two classes consist of Electrical, Welding, Culinary, and HVAC or Landscaping. Students remain in either Phase One or Phase Two for the entire school year.
Hands-on projects such as building shelves and bandsaw boxes introduce students to a variety of skills and tools.
Knowledgeable instructors give students the opportunity to work on panel boxes, light switches, wire repair, and much more.
Automotive experts instruct in maintenance, repair, and functionality, allowing students to work on a variety of engines and components.
Professionals guide practical implementation of culinary knowledge and skills through making a variety of dishes using a myriad of kitchen implements.
Horticulture experts teach students how to get the most out of gardens, landscaping, plant development, soil nurturing, and so much more.
Experienced welders show students various welding techniques, machines, and forms, assisting them with hands-on skill building through the completion of projects.
Experienced HVAC technicians demonstrate the fundamentals of HVAC servicing and teach students practical steps for completing HVAC projects.
Students gain hands-on experience for a variety of plumbing applications and are introduced to a range of plumbing tools, terms, and concepts.
Professional coatings contractors guide students through step-by-step coatings applications, teach them the essential components of following industry standards, and introduce them to a variety of tools and coating products.
Although class availability has expanded, so has the interest in these classes. Students meet only one day per week so early registration will offer you priority scheduling for your preferred day.