Franklin High School students get hands-on experience helping to build home
FRANKLIN, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Addressing the growing demand for skilled labor, Franklin High School students are once again teaming up with Tim O'Brien Homes on a house build project.
A groundbreaking was held Thursday, Sept. 9, on a home in the Ryanwood Manor subdivision in Franklin.
Teachers say it's a great way to expose teenagers to various trades and help them find out what they like and perhaps don't like.
"Getting the kids out of the classroom is something that they really enjoy, and being able to be hands-on. Not just being hands-on, but also seeing something that will last decades and decades, until they're gone," said construction teacher Andrew Mente.
"Growing up in a neighborhood where they built houses, and looking out the window and seeing them building, I always thought was cool. So actually building a house from start to finish, it's pretty cool," said Franklin High School student Sean Cool.
This is the third consecutive year Construction Two students from Franklin High School have teamed up with Tim O'Brien to build a home.