Students from the Huot Tech Center work as professionals alongside their instructors and volunteers from the Lakes Region Builders and Remodelers Association (LRBRA). This hands-on project brings students through the process of building a home from the design and strategic planning to framing, roofing, finish work and completion—an affordable home ready to be purchased.
This 12’ x 36’ SF home is the fifth home built through this program. This home has been sold and will moving onto the homeowners pre-existing foundation. The 430SF custom built home has a slightly larger footprint than last year’s model. The home includes many amenities including: Radiant heat, refrigerator, gas range, washer/dryer and microwave. It would make a perfect cabin for hunting or snowmobiling, a small starter home for a young couple or an in-law home—perfect for a homeowner who may already have land. Additionally, it is expansive ready, should the homeowner wish to add a 3 season room.
Huot instructors make sure that the build provides optimal learning opportunities for all of the students. The students from Building Construction and HVAC classes are already working on the new 2023 home (TH-6). This home will look very similar to TH-5 and will also be available for sale.
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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