The International Code Council has implemented a new program for High School Students participating in Technical Training to receive an introduction to the model building codes, including code interpretation, application and administration — essential elements of many construction related career paths. Incorporating academic code competencies into Career and Technical Education will enhance a student's career and college preparation. Architects, building systems engineers, building contractors, construction trades workers, manufacturer's of building products and code administrators (code official, plans examiners and inspectors) all use the Code Council's model codes to provide their services and products. Technical High Schools historically have offered curricula related to many of these vocations, but often, the model codes have not been sufficiently emphasized. ICC has embarked on this program to partner with Technical High Schools by providing a course of study focused on the International Residential Code (IRC) that is used or adopted in 49 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. This course may be integrated into existing curricula or introduced as a new class.
The tool kit is organized into three modules:
Click on the desired module button below to access detailed program information related to your particular need or interest. Sufficient information is provided to enable Technical High Schools to register for participation in the program. The required steps can be completed on-line.
School Administratoror Instructor
Code Official orICC Chapter Member
For questions or more information about this program, please contact Jim Ellwood, ICC High School Technical Training Program Consultant: firstname.lastname@example.org