Homework, literally

Photo from the April 4th edition of the St. Albert Gazette

St. Albert Public students will be building full-scale homes this fall as part of a new program that combines coursework with construction.

St. Albert Public Grade 9 students will learn about the new Building Futures program at their schools this April 5. Their parents will hear about it at a similar presentation April 11.

Building Futures is a new program slated to launch this September for Grade 10 students, said Bill Turnham, career education co-ordinator for St. Albert Public. The program will see about 20 students work with contractors employed by Encore Master Builder to build a full-sized house.

“They take their classes right onsite,” Turnham said, and learn about framing, plumbing, and other aspects of construction directly from professionals.

Turnham said students will spend about half the day taking core courses with teachers in an onsite garage, and the other building the house with the guidance of tradespeople.

Get more information on the program HERE

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