Four County Career Center in Archbold invites the public to its 47th Annual Building Trades Open House on May 21 from 1-4 p.m.
During the past school year, 91 high school students at FCCC have assisted with the construction of the 77th new home as part of their career training.
Curtis Miller, Carpentry instructor, and the senior Carpentry classes did the general construction of a home on County Road 15B in Napoleon. That included exterior finish and interior and drywall finish.
The home is a single-story ranch with three bedrooms, three full bathrooms, one half-bath, great room, kitchen, a full basement, and a two-car garage. The exterior is covered in vinyl siding .
The junior Carpentry class, under the direction of instructor Matt Dye, assisted with the rough construction. Scott Williams, senior Electrical instructor, and his class did the low voltage, data communications, service, and finish electrical wiring. The senior HVAC and Plumbing class with instructor Steve Steingass installed water supply and drainage, and the Interior Design class, with instructor Lisa Hall, assisted with the painting.
Students at FCCC build one house each school year. The home building project is part of the high school curriculum in the Construction Trades programs.