Building maintenance and carpentry students at the Phoenix House Career Academy are in the process of learning how to wire a home. In addition to our vocational team’s curriculum of practicality, electrical mechanics and theory, a peer has stepped up to the plate to lend his expertise. Ed, a licensed electrician and client of the Academy, is also giving back by offering his knowledge and skill to the classes, with supervision from the instructors. The team is learning how to install and check wiring, outlets, breaker panels, and best practices for electrical safety. Inspiration reigns as our students learn a new trade and advance their health and recovery process.
The mission of the Phoenix House Career Academy is to empower our clients with the tools and education they need to lead productive, rewarding lives in recovery from drug and alcohol abuse. Since 1999, hundreds of Phoenix House Career Academy graduates have achieved successful careers they never imagined possible. The Career Academy is considered one of Brooklyn’s most successful vocational programs and is accredited by the New York State Department of Education.