Utah students build house as part of high school education

Posted at 9:53 PM, May 22, 2014
and last updated 2014-05-22 23:53:06-04

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah – Students showcased their final project Thursday, and their efforts will soon become a family’s new home.

Utah high school students who take classes at Granite Technical Institute worked on a 1,500 square-foot rambler, and the school hosted an open house to show off the student-built home.

Construction trade students built the home during the course of the school year under the supervision of licensed contractors, and the Utah Housing Corporation will help sell the home to a moderate-income family in the area.

Curt Davenport is a general contractor and home building instructor, and he spoke about the project.

“The main thing that this program does is it gives kids the opportunity not only to build a home and see the entire process from the ground up, but it also gives them a great education that furthers them into college, whether they want to become a construction manager or supervisor or things like that,” he said.