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Charles Myers, Jr. (RI '03)


Ponaganset High School
North Scituate, RI

Subject(s) taught: Construction/Manufacturing
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12

At the time of the Award, Charles Myers, Jr. was:

Woonsocket Career and Technical Center
Woonsocket, RI

Subject(s) taught: Construction/Technology
Grade(s): 10, 11, 12

Biographical Information

At Woonsocket Career and Technical Center in Woonsocket, Charles Myers, Jr.'s innovative construction technology program is so popular that it currently has a waiting list. Each year, students in the program build an Energy Star-certified house for low-income, first-time home buyers. Proceeds from home sales are returned to the program for administrative costs and to fund scholarships for seniors pursuing a construction-related education in college. Mr. Myers has worked with other career and technical schools throughout the state to improve Rhode Island's construction curriculum. He is also helping to develop a new energy-efficient construction curriculum so that teachers across the nation can educate their students about Energy Star-certified homes. Mr. Myers has been a registered and insured Rhode Island contractor since 1990 and is a certified Energy Star contractor.