TH-4 is the fourth Huot House Project. After three years of successfully building tiny homes set on trailers, the students built their first home to be set onto a foundation. The goal was to continue to provide valuable training for the students and also provide much needed housing for a buyer that already had land and could get the site work completed to fit the build. The off-site custom-built home was offered as a complete package and included a washer/dryer, gas range/oven, microwave, refrigerator and dish- washer. The students were provided all of the materials from the Lakes Region Builders & Remodelers Association, which funds the program. Trade members from the association and businesses from the community provide materials sometimes at cost, or even free, to support the trades.
For students at the Huot Technical Center, they learn many skills from building an entire house from start to finish. The program allows first year students a good foundation of learning about the trades, safety, and tools and the second year students really begin to master building skills that they can use for the rest of their lives. It’s also a learning experience and a step toward their future. Upon completion the net proceeds from the sale help fund the next Huot build project.
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Lakes Region Builders & Remodelers Association (LRBRA) work alongside students from the Huot Technical Center's Building Construction and Plumbing and Heating classes to help construct “build projects” each year. The successful house builds have energized the building & plumbing programs and have helped shape students career paths with immediate job opportunities, apprenticeships and educational scholarships to further their education into the trades. Lakes Region Builder’s dedication to work alongside the students on such meaningful initiatives exemplifies their commitment to workforce development.
The students gain a lot of industry knowledge throughout the school year learning how to frame, install windows & flooring, cabinet door alignment, trim work, staining & painting, insulation techniques, setting the range top, cutting in the sink, plumbing the bathroom and kitchen areas. Under the watchful eye of the Lakes Region Builders, they also have many opportunities to meet with trade professionals to ask questions, talk about techniques as well as job opportunities.
The Lakes Region Builders and Remodelers Association focus on workforce development helps support this extensive project as part of it's commitment to help inspire the next generation of building trade professionals. If you would like more information about ways to get involved or have an interest in purchasing this home please contact us at email@example.com