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Published May 28, 2010, 09:01 AM

Carpentry Class Builds Houses for Class Credit

This time of year many students have final class projects, but instead of writing papers, one local class is building entire houses.

By: Brady Mallory, WDAZ

This time of year many students have final class projects, but instead of writing papers, one local class is building entire houses.

Northland Community and Technical College lets their carpentry students take hands-on experience to a new level. Instructor Lauren Able said by building houses in the area, many of his students leave having more experience than many employers. Teaming up with the Forks Builders Association, who fund the project, Able says his program is much different from others.

"The actual on-site house project gives hands-on relevance. Some other programs around the state due to locations and funding and some of that actually build stuff indoors and at the end of the year cut it down," said Able.

Able said it is a real treat for his students to see their work in a real, standing house.

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