The Door Kewaunee Business & Education Partnership (DKBEP), coordinating organization of the DKBEP High School Home Construction Program, is packing the tool trailer and returning to Door County for the 2012/13 school year!
During these uncertain economic times, DKBEP is actively seeking a party motivated to have their new home built by the High School Home Construction Program in an effort to continue providing skilled learning opportunities for area youth which help prepare them for successful futures.
The DKBEP High School Home Construction Program, established in 2007, has successfully built and sold four custom, high quality homes in Sturgeon Bay and Luxemburg. Currently, thirteen students are in the midst of the Partnerships 5th building project which has been pre-sold thereby allowing the program to continue for the 2012/13 school year. The current contract project is for a custom 4,000 square foot auxiliary building and is located at Pagels Ponderosa Dairy in Kewaunee.
“It has been exciting to watch the students learn and build our structure for the last 5 months. I am proud to be a part of this project and amazed at the students commitment and craftsmanship”, says John Pagel, owner of Pagel’s Ponderosa Dairy. “I strongly believe that by giving students this type of opportunity, it provides them an advantage leading into their futures.”
The High School Home Construction Program provides an opportunity to grow the local construction industry’s skilled workforce by providing real-world learning experiences for area youth. Up to fifteen junior and senior high school students representing Gibraltar, Sevastopol, Sturgeon Bay and Southern Door school districts will have the opportunity to construct a home from start to finish during the 2012/13 school calendar year. Participating students will be involved in all aspects of home construction under the direct guidance of an NWTC instructor and a project advisor representing an area building professional. Upon successful completion of the program, each student will earn 16 transcribed credits for advanced placement in the Wood Tech Technical Diploma one-year program at NWTC. Construction would begin this August 2012 and the completion date of the custom home is set for May 2013.
If you have interest in participation in the program by having the DKBEP High School Home Construction Program build your next Door County home, please contact Tara LeClair at920.743.3113 x205 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Door Kewaunee Business & Education Partnership was created in 1999 to facilitate students acquiring the skills and behaviors necessary to succeed in the ever-changing, global workforce. The vision of DKBEP is to prepare students for careers and lifelong learning through the partnering of education, business and community. Opportunities are created for educators to increase knowledge and “hands-on” experience with business and career learning, and for businesses to define their long and short-term labor needs and help integrate “work-based experience” into the school curriculum.