Habitat for Humanity of Palm Beach County, Inc. (HFHPBC) would like to present our newest partnership with the Seminole Ridge High School Construction Academy. Our goal in this partnership is to provide an opportunity for students to learn skilled trades in the fields of construction, architecture, engineering and project management while building decent and affordable homes for a hardworking, low-income families.
In this project the Construction Academy students, under supervision of school district staff, prefabricate a dwelling on the campus of Seminole Ridge High School over a period of two semesters (one year). This dwelling is then permanently assembled on a foundation on a residential Habitat lot by volunteers.
The program includes those students who wish to go on to four year colleges and those who wish to go into the building trades. The students’ construction training integrates with their other course work so that they understand why learning math, science, and English are important. The goal of the program is to provide the student with the skills, behaviors and attitudes they need to excel in their professional and personal lives while also giving back to their community.
The Academy is currently working on their second house to be built for Habitat. The home is scheduled to be completed and ready for a family to move into by Spring 2014.
Cick here to visit the Seminole Ridge Construction Academy website and for more information on this great partnership.