By Kent Berkley
The High School Home Construction Program provides students with hands-on training and marketable construction skills. The program, funded by the Door County Economic Development Corporation, was resurrected this school year after a three-year hiatus. Eleven Door County students representing all four of the mainland high schools are building a 2,700 square foot ranch home in the City of Sturgeon Bay.
The students receive task-specific technical assistance from local contractors and overarching supervision from Seth Wilson, the instructor for the project who also serves as a technology teacher at Sturgeon Bay High School. He says the experience serves as an inspiration for students contemplating future career options.
The home, located at 344 N. 19th Avenue, will be the ninth home completed since the program began in 2007. The proceeds from the sale of the home will be used to capitalize future projects.